I have to thank Millie Motts, who curates an ambitiously extensive collection of images of vintage clothes and advertising and ephemera, for a huge happy surprise today! Over at her oh-so-fabulous blog, she has posted images from a 1966 Simplicity pattern catalog, and one of the patterns pictured is none other than the wedding dress that my grandmother made for my mother. What were the chances that this pattern would arrive on my virtual doorstep as it has? This is the same dress that I wore when I got married a couple of years ago, and I’m now a step closer to finding the pattern. (To see the dress advertisement, check out the sixth image down–the dress is question is there in all its glory!)
I’m hoping that Millie will help me out with the pattern number so that I can continue to hunt for this pattern with more information at hand. If you haven’t yet discovered Millie Motts, please add her to your reader IMMEDIATELY and also take a gander at her image sets on Flickr–you’ll be treated to heaps of fabulous images of fashion, ads, patterns, and more.