One day in February, our family went to a thrift store. I saw some vintage sewing patterns in girls size 6-8 from the 50's or 60's. (Why didn't I buy those? They were a dollar apiece!)
Then I saw a vintage home economics book from 1960 and bought it for 2 dollars! It's so much fun to look at. Some chapters are about making clothes, and others are about planning (and budgeting) your wardrobe.
Still others are about different types of fabric. There are also techniques in the back. Overall, I really like this book!