Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Fashion from San Antonio, Texas


 A few months ago a friend passed on to me a box of vintage patterns. Buried at the bottom, I found these treasures. A little pamphlet advertising blouses from "Joske's of Texas, by the Alamo".
 "Peter Pan- ....featuring fine pleating and tucking..." "Jewel- for all occasions. Anywhere..anytime."
"Hand Detailer- Dainty Puerto Rican hand detail embroidery" " Classic- always smart, always right"
 Another little treasure I found was a letter. So cute! A glimpse into the past. "I am sending you the pattern in another envelope. I hope you like the blouse pattern. I'd not got the skirt pattern smaller than 28, so went and cut Dorthy Ann's skirt pattern off for you since it is only one pattern....... Anyways saved 25 cents for not being able to get the size.... We got home okay and for sure was cold. Thanks for the nice time we had....... so bye bye, Love Mom"
Unfortunatly, the skirt pattern was not with the letter, so I don't know which pattern she was talking about. That would have been neat!
Postmarked Feb 1948.

6 comments:

  1. I love the Peter Pan Pilot Blouse. What a great find!

    xox,
    Jacqueline

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    1. Thanks for commenting! I quite decide which is my favorite, they all look so wearable.

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  2. I love finding old letters. Do you think they'll enjoy our emails as much in 50 years? lol

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    1. Lol! I am not sure emails will last that long, which is sad..... What will the future generations have to remember us by?!

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  3. I LOVE that you have a letter with the pattern, that really makes history come alive. And you are right, what will future generations remember us by? I try to send letters or cards when I can, there is nothing to replace that!

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  4. Those blouses are beautiful!

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