1958 Simplicity Counter Book
Yesterday, while visiting one of my thrifting haunts, I found this rare gem: a Simplicity counter catalog from March 1958!! These are incredibly rare to find (I have found) and when I have located them at flea markets, they are usually way more than I want to spend. I was able to snag this one for $40, which I consider a great deal.
It's 900 pages (!!!) of glorious pattern illustrations. Most all of them are women's patterns, which is fine with me. Other than the binding which could use some tape, every page is in glorious condition. No yellowing, no ripped pages. If I had the stomach to remove the pages, they would make awesome prints.
Anyway, I wanted to share this with all of you guys since it's so rare to be able to have a record of all patterns from a specific season.
I'm planning to take photos of every one of the patterns in the catalog. In fact, I already photographed the first section "Junior/Misses/Teens." I uploaded them all to a Flickr group for you guys to browse.
Now, here's my request for you guys. If you have some free time, please help populate the Vintage Pattern Wiki with these patterns. I use the wiki all the time and would love to provide these to folks searching for a specific pattern from this group.