And then there are the notes scrawled in frustration and madness...those moments all too familiar to anyone who sews. McCall's 6079 from 1961 has both:
"Dark print," "Summer or winter," "Make in suiting or washable tweed." Such great planning, don't you think?
We all know what they say about God and plans.
Check out the note to the left of the brown skirt:
"do not make this in brn, short sleeves, looks like an overgrown brownie!"
I'm assuming she meant a Girl Scout-type brownie, but it's just as amusing to imagine someone laboring over the washable tweed just to put on the finished dress, gaze in the mirror and think, "Shit. I look like a giant pastry."
Like the pattern? You can get it in a B32 -- complete with the notes -- over at DellaJane!