My mother happened to run across some vintage patterns and a whole lot of Threads back issues! These are the "old" Threads before there were some changes in staff/article content. There's 43 of these! Some of them have articles on Schiaparelli and Vionnet, too! I am thrilled!
She also found these two vintage patterns for me:
Parting Shots: Yesterday we went to the Air Museum at the Air Force Base in Warner Robbins, GA. My dad is retired career military, so it was neat to see all the planes that he's flown in and the equipment he's worked on. Here's my son in a fighter jet cockpit, having fun; my dad in front of the same style jeep and equipment he used to use; lastly, my son again, you can barely see him sitting between the props of the very large airplane.