When I was in high school, it was easy for people to go to Mexico for the day to shop. I was jealous of people who were able to get a pair of huaraches, which was a sandal built on top of a piece of tire that was used for the sole. I would still love to have a pair. In addition, girls would get those Mexican peasant tops with the embroidery. My sister had one, I think, but I never did, and I always wanted one. Just a few years ago, I got a peasant dress at the Mercado in San Antonio, and it is red and beautiful, and I would show a picture of it if I could find it, but no, it is lost in the laundry. Anyhow, I have always wanted to make some of those tops. I finally found the perfect pattern at the thrift store:
It looks like it has the authentic underarm gussets and everything. Now I can make lots of these. M has expressed interest in several of these too. The pattern dates from the seventies, I think, and I paid 25 cents for it. Worth every penny. And look at the original price – only $3 for a Vogue pattern.