On a bright, sunny day like today, you'd think I'd be out reveling in it. But no, I'm totally absorbed in my vintage pattern book collection. Naturally, I was looking for one thing, got distracted, and found these charming patterns instead. These patterns came from a few different vintage pattern books dated from the 1910s and 1920s and all could be used for baby or toddler themed projects. They can be worked in either cross stitch or filet crochet.
This first set shows an example in "plate 27"below of a small bag with these "School Days" images embroidered on it. I can imagine these little girls embroidered on a sweet toddler's dress or on a babies pillow or sheet set, or even a lunch sack made by mom for that first day of school. Or if crochet is your passion, these charts would be easy to read and could be adapted to any number of projects.
The following patterns came from a different vintage pattern book dated 1916 and could be used for dainty baby clothes, caps or booties, blankets, diaper covers, you name it. Or they could be used for napkins, book covers, embellishments to your clothing or tea towels. I especially the the nautical scene on the second page:
~~If you have experience sewing and want to combine your love of cross stitch, sewing and crochet into a special dress for your favorite little girl, here's a neat project for you. The first page below describes the process, you just need to either have a plain, simple old-fashioned style dress already, or you could make one yourself out of lawn or fine cotton.
Here's the instruction sheet:
The yoke embroidery pattern:
And the yoke and sleeve crochet charts:
~~The following vintage patterns came from a lovely vintage 1922 pattern book. These are also suitable for either cross stitch or filet crochet.
I'll be posting more vintage cross stitch and filet crochet patterns, some in color and some like the charts just above, so stay tuned. Who knows what I'll find next in my vintage pattern book library!