Here is the latest series of vintage embroidery patterns from my personal collection: Days Of The Week Bonnet Gals.
These are a bit different as they also include applique work (on the dresses and the hats). Very sweet pattern set that is from the 1930’s or 1940’s.
Here are the original details:
Bonnet Gals Days Of The Week Towel Patterns
This pattern contains motifs to be done in applique with plain embroidery or entirely in plain embroidery. They are to be used on kitchen towels. Linen toweling is the best material to use with gingham, handkerchief linen, muslin or a similar cotton material for applique patches. Use six strand cotton for embroidery.
- One towel 1 yard 18 inch material
- Six strand cotton in each color used
Directions: Click on image to access larger pattern (jpg file format), right click and then save to your desktop. Each of the files have already been flipped so you can trace directly on top of them when transferring to fabric, you’ll find tips for transferring patterns here .
A dress pattern is given for each motif differently posed. There are three poses. These patterns must be cut out and used as a tissue pattern would be used. A pattern is given for each of the bonnets. These must be transferred on contrasting material.
Follow color suggestions and for applique cut out patches on the outer line; the inner broken line is the finishing line. Slash edges at intervals. Turn under edges and baste in place to motif. Catch patch to article with an outline stitch. Continue embroidery as follows: work continuous lines, outline stitch; single lines, single stitch; dots, French knots; broken lines running stitch.
The motifs may be done entirely in black with only the applique patches in a color or they may be done in various colors such as: Dresses, any bright or pastel color: (Use figured material for applique) bonnets, any bright or pastel color matching or contrasting with the dresses. (Use plain material for applique) clothes on line, clothes being ironed and parasol, some color to harmonize with dress and bonnet; mop, grey; mop handle, and bucket, some bright color; pin cushion, red; fire, blue, orange and yellow; dish-pan, gray or a color to harmonize with dress and bonnet; grass, green; flowers, orange, yellow, blue or violet with yellow or brown centers; finish motifs in black.