This next pattern from my stash is a bit of a mystery:
Remember Mrs. Key? Nellie Key? She of the lovely and extensive mail-order pattern collection?
This one is interesting because it seems rare — The Machinist magazine — and the patterns look strikingly like that of Anne Adams.
This is a cute pattern. It is complete, with well written instructions.
But I know nothing about The Machinist. Was it her magazine? Was this a subscription that Mr. Key took, similar to Grit Magazine?
Maybe on a boring, rainy day Nellie Key sat down at her kitchen table in Tennessee, and leafed through her husband’s latest magazine from the mailbox — and that’s how she found this pattern.
She left an artifact in her pattern:
The dress is cute; a style I’d probably sew. I might give it a go.