You were strongly recommended to me as a possible source of help! (and maybe someday I can help someone in return….) Sorry for the splattercast on the discussion, but I am in haste with deadlines.
I really, really need to find complete copies of some old patterns, none of which are commercially available any more. Back in 1976, Simplicity and Butterick (I believe) both marketed wonderful (non-accurate) mens and women’s patterns for Bicentennial clothing; if anyone could lend or sell these patterns to me, I would be grateful and generous! I had them once, but have utterly lost them. 🙁
Also, and perhaps most pressing, I am desperate to find Folkwear #508 (I think that’s the number), which is one of the Metropolitan Museum patterns; it is a jumper and jacket suit from c. 1915, showing a photo on the front of a handsome brown tweed-ish jumper and a lovely military-tailored jacket. I believe it was called the Ladies’ Traveling Suit. This is one of the few Folkwears that is not going to be re-issued, which breaks my heart, because I found out of its existence too late to buy one.
If anyone has this pattern, and would be willing to sell it, Oh Lord, I would be so grateful! I would even love to borrow it if I could, so long as it has all its pieces. I would take very good care of it…. 🙂
Please e-mail me off-list at [email protected], if you can help. And thanks in advance!