Tucked inside the envelope, I found this torn out section from a newspaper.
Now, $28.00 for a dress back in 1965 was a fair amount of money. Obviously enough to send the original owner of this pattern off to find a match. Can't you see her, looking through each of the pattern books with the newspaper cutout at the side. Checking off the potential candidates, back and forth; back and forth ... Simplicity, Butterick, Vogue, and then finally, narrowing it to Simplicity 6116.
Now, comparing the pattern to the picture, I'd say she came somewhat close. The primary difference being the elbow length sleeve with fringe, and of course, the fringe at the bottom of the dress.
If only these previous seamstress' would photo their dresses and drop a picture into the envelope. I'd love to know whether or not she added some purchased fringe trim.
Thanks for dropping by,