Thursday, 1 November 2012
The Pattern for Little Red Riding Hood
The pattern was on Ebay, so I snaffled it. Original price sevenpence halfpenny. A bit steep, I thought.
The illustration looks very 1920s, and I was delighted to find that the pattern was in near perfect condition. The pattern pieces were outlined on a large sheet of paper inside, so I traced them and kept the original pattern intact.
Then I looked for the instructions - there was no instruction sheet, and there was nothing on the back of the sheet of pattern pieces. Then I found them, printed on the inside of the envelope. Had I wanted to read them easily I would have had to cut the envelope open and lay it out flat. No chance, I wasn't going to ruin a beautiful vintage pattern, so I squinted inside to check a couple of things (the shoes had me a bit puzzled for a while) and set to work.
Next came the decision - which machine? It took me less than ten seconds to decide...