My dad found me some more patterns–these are a bit more recent than the previous batch–mostly from the late 70s to early 80s. They are all designed for knits and come in big envelopes and are printed on heavier paper; you are supposed to trace the correct size onto pattern paper. This is a great idea, since it allows multiple uses for different sizes. There are six of these; my two favorites are the gored skirt and the swimsuit, both from 1979.
There is also a McCall’s Easy Sewing Book, copyright 1960. These old sewing books are always fun–no matter how simple they claim to be, they always seem to assume quite a bit of knowledge. And I love the kittens on the cover!