Saw this Simplicity Patterns display at the local JoAnn store.
Immediate recognition of “the look” and then some nostalgia surfaces.
I took Home Economics at Morris Plains Borough School in the mid 60’s.
Mrs. Phelan was our teacher.
I remember one project being given a B instead of an A because I didn’t take care of all the loose ends of thread inside my blue and red polka dot dress.
Mortifying. I think of her when I weave in loose ends of yarn or tie knots in threads and trim them oh, so neatly.
We made an apron, a skirt, a blouse, shorts, a dress and the other half year we cooked and baked. I graduated to Vogue Patterns eventually but I think all of my early basic efforts were Simplicity.