Well, if I thought maps were tricky...I find myself completely helpless when it comes to refolding vintage sewing patterns! Is it just me? Am I the only one who suffers from PFDS (Pattern Folding Deficiency Syndrome)?
I have these lovely patterns that I bought over the summer that I planned to photograph and share with you today. And I figured that while I'm at it, I might as well dive into the task of going through the contents of each envelope to make sure that all the pattern pieces are there and everything's complete.
But then I got stuck on the very first Simplicity pattern I opened up. I had to unfold this long "neck guide" piece to get a look at what letter it was, and for the life of me I can't get it folded up again!
It's an uncut piece so I believe this must have been how it was folded at the pattern factory. Who was the cruel person at Simplicity who folded it! What kind of mad mind devised this crazy folding scheme!
It's 38" long, and simply needed to be folded with five straight-across folds to fit in the 8" envelope. But no, that would have been waaay too easy... So there are 9 folds on this darn piece - some forward and some back, and two are diagonal. And I'm determined to get it folded back to its original condition, but it seems impossible!
Okay, now that I got that out of my system, I calmed down and managed to refold this tricky piece along with the rest of the pieces. See what a pretty I job did!
Okay, enough of this nonsense. :-)
Would you like to see the patterns I found this summer?
I've been taking a little break from selling, but once I get back into the swing of things I'll be posting these for sale/auction on either Etsy or eBay. And I promise they will be nicely folded!