In keeping with the romance theme for Valentine's Week, here's a pattern from the 1930s, Pictorial Review 9051:
What's so romantic about this windbreaker? Ah, I'll let the pattern description do the talking:
A sure way to any man's or boy's heart is by making this windbreaker. He'll like either the one- or two-piece back and slide fastener closing.
Why didn't anyone tell me that a way to a man's heart was through a windbreaker?!
But don't worry, ladies...this pattern is SNEAKY. Your target will never know that you aim to rule his heart...because as the insightful post on this pattern over at Unsung Sewing Patterns points out, the illustration goes out of its way to show Men Doing Manly Things. Checking a compass, throwing a stick for a fox terrier much like the famed fox terrier of the time, Asta...the instructions even show someone fishing.
Junkies young and old, you now know the secret to hooking a man's heart...sew, sew, sew away!