Vintage patterns tell a story. I think that's why I love collecting and repurposing them, so that the past can stay alive and hopefully evoke pleasant thoughts while recalling fond memories. I get excited when, after purchasing an old pattern at a thrift store, I peek in. Sometimes there are little treasures to be had, which is usually in the form of a snippet of material or some newsprint the seamstress used to alter the pattern. One time I found a piece of bright green and white polka dot material. That's when my imagination runs away with me! Who on earth would make that out of that?