I'd forgotten about these!
Retro guitar fabric: I have this written down as an Aunt Grace but I can't prove that. Anyway, it's adorable, no?
I think it will be awesome for Grit 3679, the 1940's blouse pattern I posted the other day. I'm thinking black trim and maybe brown piping if I'm feeling insane. The guitars and the sleeve trim give it a bit of a cowgirl feel even though it's not actually Western-styled.
I sort of feel like it needs a monogram or maybe some music notes on the left pocket or sleeve band. Hmm.
Marcus Brothers "Betsy Ross" by Judie Rothermel, flags (in blue): I believe this is supposed to be Civil War-inspired but I plan to use it for a World War II-era pattern.
The idea comes from the British World War II propaganda dress posted on the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising [FIDM] Museum blog a little while ago. This is a fabulous blog if you're interested in historic fashion.
I'm using Advance 2809 (1941), the Bureau of Home Economics dress. It will have dark blue rick-rack trim.