Transogram presented this Embroidery Outfit napkin set with a ballet girl motif in 1959. This vintage sewing set comes in a brightly illustrated box showing a woman and a young girl enthusiastically embroidering. The metal handled box opens to reveal a lid with "How To Embroider" instructions on the inside and a box full of little girl's sewing essentials.
Originally this boxed set came with a cloth centerpiece, napkins, embroidery hoop, colorful embroidery thread and scissors. This box, however, comes chock full of more sewing accessories. Included are a Vogart transfer pattern of dogs and kittens; one wooden, metal and cardboard hoop each; a spool of "wicking" embroidery yarn; a small cross stitch kit of an elephant; twelve skeins of JP Coats embroidery floss; a plastic thimble; and a white and blue "wash away" fabric marker.
This vintage boxed set is in good vintage condition with bright colors on the box and inside box lid and a functioning metal latch and handle. There is some lifting of the paper at the top left of the cover (see photo 1) and some light bumping and scuffing of the box as is to be expected of a piece this age.
The contents are complete with four napkins and a ballerina centerpiece. The ballerina is the only piece that has been started and it only has a dozen or so stitches that could easily be removed. The Vogart transfer pattern has a few of the transfers cut out but is 85% complete. The box measures 12" x 7 1/4" x 2 3/8".
A sweet set for the new sewer or sewing collector.