Here's another example where the mail order pattern appears the same, but ends up 'not quite'.
I saw a post this morning over at Crochet Talk that prompted a look through my ladies crocheted vest patterns. I was scrolling, when that 'wait a minute' thought occurred .... are these two Mail Order Designs the same, just under different numbers? A second look as immediately called for. ( Apparently, I am easily sidetracked and this is an excellent example of why I get so little accomplished in a day).
Alice Brooks 7403, gives us a womans vest, generously sized for busts 38 to 48, worked in V-stitch, with big patch pockets in the front, slightly extended shoulders, below hip length and edging.
Alice Brooks 7569, also sized 38 to 48, with extended shoulders, front patch pockets, edging and below hip length. But, it's worked in shell stitch and open stitch.
I knew there was something else here different as well, but had to look a couple times to catch it. It's the edging of course. The edging on Design 7569 is scalloped (as all shell stitched garments should be), and is included at the bottom hem area.
As I go through more and more of these Design patterns, I'm frequently finding close similarities; just more frequently between the two major brands of Laura Wheeler and Alice Brooks - versus within the same brand.
Okay, that's it, back to work now. Thanks for dropping by.