I’m working with a vintage pattern right now. When I took it out of the envelope and carefully peeled it open, I found several rusted pins still in the pattern pieces, plus pencil marks, random cuts and brittle, yellow shards of sellotape.
These moments always leave me a bit emotional. Who worked with this pattern, how many years ago, and most importantly, was their make a success?!
What are the surprise moments you’ve had with a vintage pattern? I’ve heard tell of love letters found on patterns. Have you discovered something wonderful recently?