One can find all sorts of fun things at a thrift store. In my case, I found a coverless Bear Brand pattern book called Raglans for Boys and Girls – Sizes 4 to 14. It was Volume #80 from 1964, and sold for a whopping 85 cents new. Not only were there pictures of the products, but also instructions on how to make them.
I was immediately taken by the fact that these kid models were super-clean cut and not-cheesy. Oddly, some of the styles from nearly fifty years ago would go over well even now, in an environment where conservative dress is required.
Others aren’t so fortunate:
The next picture shows how photo editing was done prior to have computers:
The boy was not part of the original picture; he was taped in behind the dog and next to the girl. If you look closely above her, you’ll see the cut line in a zig zag pattern with the bricks.
No photo editors required 🙂