I started a note book for this one because I found there was quite a lot of story behind the design when I did the sailor suits and the same is true of this Marian Martin pattern.
Marian Martin was just one of several lady's names that were used as trade names by one mail order company.
You can read about the mail order patterns on Witness2Fashion Blog. I found it quite interesting.
There was also a link to a fascinating interview of one of the ladies who worked in the craft pattern section of the mail order company in the 70's
It was posted on Kestrel Makes Blog in two parts. It is well worth a read.
So I have filed away the sailor suit.
|Page 2 of the pattern file marks the place in the folder|
|Page 1 of the file becomes the title page for the|
instructions and the pattern pieces go in the envelope.
|Just the title page this time as a file divider.|
|I didn't print the instructions this time so it is just the pattern pieces.|
No envelope with this free pattern.
|turning up the hem will adjust the bodice / skirt proportion.|