Here are a few pieces of vintage sewing ephemera that I found on Etsy tonight! If I could, I would buy them all but, since I can't, I want to share them with the world!
At one time, home sewing was so prevalent that Simplicity published a magazine for "domestic science" students. I imagine this was given away free of charge to a ton of home ec students in 1961! Found at GlassOfFashion.
Eeeee - a plaid jacket with contrasting yokes, hood and cuffs! I can barely contain my excitement about this!!! I'm completely serious. For a mere $15.00, this 1974 issue of Burda magazine will supply you with 64 patterns! Found at PatternPyg.
A neat-o collection of McCall's and Simplicity fashion news magazines (another freebie given away at fabric stores). Found at GoodAndOld.
"Leisure, Fashion and Sewing." That is just so perfect! This particular issue of Swedish sewing magazine Elna has full-size patterns for a pinafore dress and wide-leg trousers among several others! Found at VintageVice.
Saving the best for last. Yes, I am in awe of the strawberry border print fabric that was used to make this smock top/dress. And the good news is that, if you buy this issue of Golden Hands Monthly, you will be able to make your own version of this smock top/dress since a multi-size pattern is included! Found at LuckyGirlTrading.