Do you ever wonder what becomes of the treasures that a seamstress leaves behind? Fortunately, quite a few people seem to rescue gorgeous vintage patterns, fabric, buttons, and notions from the trash bin these days. But I suspect that a good deal of the irreplaceable ends up in the landfill because someone does not know its intrinsic worth.
When I came across this Etsy listing on Pinterest, I was fascinated. I wonder, was this a gift, or purchased with a specific event in mind? Why was the garment never completed? Perhaps the owner could not decide between the two designs? (I know which I would choose!)
There are no buttons included, but other than that, this seems to be a complete kit. I suspect, however, that the patterns were purchased separately. Three yards of fabric would seem to be cutting it close, especially for the Paquin dress and jacket combination. And if the patterns were not part of the initial purchase, who decided to put them together?
How exciting would it be to open a box tucked away for decades only to find such riches?!