This 1950's insert for packaged lace from Thomas Wilson & CO., Inc. Wilson Maid Laces, includes instructions to "Make a sleeveless jumper or dress seem new and different. Add 1.5" Nylon Val Galloon on standard balloon sleeve pattern. Elasticize both ends."
Use detachable collar. Ruffled yoke effect achieved with Nylon Alencon Edge, 2.25" width. Scarf that ties-on for jabot effect is edged with 5/8" Nylon Val lace. For ingenue look, add row after row of 5/8" gathered Nylon Val Lace to collar.
Thomas Wilson Lace & Co., Inc. New York, NY, was producing fine lace as early as 1902 and perhaps earlier. Known for it's lingerie lace, Warner Brothers Company was one of it's important clients. After a dispute over infringement of it's 1964 copyright on a pansy lace design first embodied in an elastic "spandex" and later a rigid nylon fiber, and a labor dispute in 1971, the company dissolved in 1986.