Most issues of The Workbasket have a page or two with ads for sewing patterns. These are the patterns found on Page 40 of the may, 1953 issue. These patterns could be ordered for 35 cents (in coins), with an additional five cent charge for First Class mailing.
Mail Order 4839 - Cool and comfortable, cover-all apron or jumper. It wraps and buttons. Easy to sew. Misses' sizes 12-20. Size 16 takes 4 1/8 yards 35-inch fabric.
Mail Order 9247 - Perfect for short, fuller figures. Smooth lined, scalloped capelet gives a suggestion of sleeves. Half sizes 14 ½ - 24½. Size 16½ takes 3 7/8 yards of 39-inch fabric.
Mail Order 9028 - Easy to make sundress. Bodice wraps and ties for a sleek midriff look. Smart princess liens, adjustable halter. Misses' sizes 12-20. Size 16 takes 5 1/8 yards 35-inch fabric.