Saturday, November 6, 2010
Posted by Maren
The book has some nice basic patterns for clothing and home decor - the decor is a little frilly (well, a lot frilly), but the clothing patterns are good. There's a great pattern for a basic dirndl that I can't wait to use, as well as some cute, basic apron patterns.
I'm most excited for the "Flossy Touches" chapter, which contains a reference for basic embroidery stitches, as well as some cute ways to combine these stitches.
I think the illustration style from the 40s is so cute, but the way everything has a face is a little funny to me. A few examples:
She's an angel, you see, because she made the table cloth, napkins, and the meal.
I've posted more pictures from this book on Flickr, so have a look!