Here’s another vintage pattern from my stash. This one came from a local estate sale.
McCall’s #9738, a simple summer dress, from 1954.
The pattern is complete, with instructions. The envelope flap was pinned closed by the previous sewist.
Alas, I do not have any anecdotes about the original owner. The fellow who sold me the patterns at this estate sale didn’t know anything about the patterns or the sewist; he worked for one of those estate liquidator companies, where the goal is to sell everything out of the house as efficiently as possible.