The purge continues! I've been going through these old issues of WorkBasket magazine that I've collected for a few years now. The ones I have are dated between 1950-1957. I understand the publication actually began in 1935, but I've yet to run across any of the really old ones. If you don't know, these are mostly comprised of crochet and knitting patterns, some embroidery, a few recipes, gardening tips; "ideas for the bazaar, the home, gifts, sparetime money makers, all inexpensive--that find a ready sale." Back in the day, 15c was actually worth something!
Here's a simple illustrated how-to for making handkerchief aprons; from Volume 17 Number 4, January 1952.
The pattern for this little crochet cardigan has been uploaded to my PatternBee Buzz blog. Will add more content and patterns from the old WorkBaskets if they are worthwhile to you. (Leave me a comment.)
Unrelated: It seems the 'Victorian Kitchen Garden' series, that I had once raved about, has been entirely removed from the Internet, so I'm sorry to say that you will not be seeing any more of the episodes here, or anywhere else apparently, unless you buy them out of the UK. So that's that.