>Happy New Year everyone!
My husband is happily going though family mementos today, with the warm California sun streaming in through the windows. He was looking through documents and came to me excited. There is a letter from 1941- the first when his grandfather Anthony W. Maringolo told his grandmother, Philomina Cornaccia, how he felt about her. On the back is scribbled notes, that Matt now recognized from my influence, as pattern notes. We looked up the pattern and found it on this blog, and now I am on a quest to find it for my collection- to make up for myself and take a photograph of- and have him add to his stash of mementos. Phillis’ parents were a professional seamstress and tailor, as was his great great grandfather, and sewing came naturally in their family, apparently.
When I pulled up the picture of the pattern my husband ran over excitedly to his stash of old photos and pulled out one of his grandmother and great grandmother standing together in the dress- altered to be house dresses. Here’s the letter and the picture.
If anyone knows of anywhere I can find this pattern, Simplicity 3778, or has an extra copy, let me know! I did a search online and turned up nothing, but I’m adding it to my ebay search list.
Have a blessed New Years day!
*update* I now have the pattern! Horray!! Now to add to my sewing list…