My grandmother had a cabinet full of beautiful pink depression glass with some odd and end pieces of green thrown in. She told me that during the depression, the movie theater would feature a free dish or glass each week in order to entice not only you to come to the movie, but to bring along your entire family so that you could collect an entire set of that week's sponsored pattern. Other companies followed suit and began doing things like adding a dish or cup to a box of detergent. We are all too familiar with the cereal companies that throw in some cheap little trinket in order to get your children to throw a fit in the store because they MUST have what is surely a treasure that the cereal box holds. Believe it or not, I never threw a fit in the store, but I did beg for cereals that today I would not eat unless I was actually starving. We do change! So needless to say, we all love a freebie and if you follow this blog, you know that just like those cereal boxes, most Fridays, there is a little treat inside! Hopefully my treats are a little more on the Depression glass side than the cheap trinket side.
This morning I came across this blog post, http://so-sew-easy.com/free-dress-patterns-listing/. She has compiled a closet full of free dress patterns and one of my little dresses is on the list,
I have not tried any of the pieces that she has featured on this page, well, except my own dress!, so I cannot vouch for any of them.
A Pinterest board has been created where as Deby says, "A gazillion free patterns" have been posted. This is a board that anyone can post to. You can find the board here, http://pinterest.com/debycoles/free-sewing-patterns/
And if you like, Deby has created a button that you can include on your blog, which you can find here, http://so-sew-easy.com/a-gazillion-free-sewing-patterns/