This past week I located both the background dress and the little girl's party dress. The background dress (pictured above) surfaced with one of my trusty Google alerts. It was an auction on eBay, which I managed to win for $15.59.
The little girl's party dress, on the other hand, had been hidden in plain sight. It was listed on sovintagepatterns.com, and seems to have been there for quite a while. I found it in a moment of serendipity while looking for patterns from the 50's for children's Halloween costumes (only for the silly reason that I adore the illustrations). The pattern number was listed and everything, making me wonder why prior web searches hadn't pulled it up. Technology, it's a mystery sometimes.
I paid $25 for this pattern, more than I like to spend typically. But, I thought, worth it in this case. Yes, even though I don't have a little girl, know any little girls, or have any idea what to do with this dress once I make it. This whole VoNBBS project makes me do funny things sometimes.
This leaves only three patterns to find! The full skirted dress, the shirtwaist, and the suit.
So, this is really just another pathetic plea for help in locating these suckers. If you sell vintage patterns or are an obsessive vintage pattern troll like me, please do let me know if you can help me find any of these. Thank you. End pathetic plea.
And, as always, thanks for reading!
Update: One commenter kindly asked to see the envelopes for these patterns, and I'm afraid I only have the image for one of them, the full-skirted dress (#7422). The others are still a mystery, as the envelope images are not included in the book. Anyway, here is the one I have:Update, part deux: Ooh! I found the suit pattern envelope as well. Unfortunately, it has already been sold. (Waahhh.) But here's a pic: