That's what makes for happy collecting. By 1965 a colored logo was added. My mother used to sew all my clothes until I was able to sew for myself. I really Enjoyed the knowledge encased! Item : 320718-M59849 Condition: Good Fits: 31. Purchased piping and purchased cording for loops. The general vintage sewing pattern dating guide at is organized by decade and include photos of patterns, pattern catalogs and fashion magazines, giving you a good sense of the styles. With or without patch pockets.
Loose fitting above knee coatdress has v-neckline, front button closing, short sleeves, patch pockets and center back vent. D is sleeveless and has left side hemline slit. I too have large collection of old dress patterns. This includes every venue from yard sales to antique shows. You may also enjoy the 22 sites listed in the annotated directory compiled by. Some sites will be a better fit to your collecting taste, and some are updated more frequently than others.
Some of these are loosely based on designs from the movies. Reference books on vintage sewing patterns are few and far between, unfortunately. Finished on a built-up or regulation folded belt. Sometimes the only way to determine the age of a is from the styling of the illustration. Could you let me know please if you know of anyone that collects these as its such a shame to throw them. Amazingly, patterns in these shops are usually very reasonably priced — often just a few dollars.
The easiest is when the maker has put the date on the envelope or on the instruction sheet. Item : 279091 Condition: Very Good Fits: 34Bust, 25. Loose fitting a-line dress, mid-knee, ankle or tunic length has self or contrast pointed collar and front buttoned band closing. If you have found some patterns you like but the seller has no idea if they are complete, at least check to be sure the instructions are in the envelope, and see if you think the folded tissue is thick enough to match the number of pieces indicated on the envelope. I actually did make a few dresses from vintage patterns when I was in high school. Lizzie Bramlett is a collector of and , and can be reached via her website, Paper sewing patterns were first manufactured in the middle of the 1800s.
Nearly all McCall's patterns are dated somewhere on the envelope, and the majority of Simplicity patterns from the 1940s are too for 1940s and 1950s patterns, check the instruction sheet; from 1964 on, check the envelope. Whether you buy vintage to with or just to admire their beauty, if you are a lover, it is likely you will find them to be as fascinating as I do! Item : 340800 Condition: Good Fits: 30. My mother and I both got degrees in Fashion Merchandising. Princess bridal or evening dress. D is sleeveless and has left side hemline slit.
My grandmother was a wonderful seamstress in her day and sewed for everyone in the neighborhood. Nor will you be familiar with the many factors that go into pricing decisions on the part of sellers. Full length sleeves worn rolled up to desired length, but wrong side of fabric. Loose-fitting, unlined cardigan jacket, below-hip length, has neckline band and seven-eighths length sleeves with bands. Slightly below knee or evening length A-line skirt and wide straight legged pan. Loose fitting slightly flared, pullover dress 3 inches below mid knee has narrow, bias neck binding, back neckline slit with button and loop closing, tucked front, back and sleeves and self belt for view A. A-line front wrapped skirt in two lengths has front and back gathered into narrow waistband, pockets in side seams, and shaped front h.
Just like the pages you are used to seeing here but downloadable on your computer. She was able to tell me what fabrics she used for each one, and if the was made for a special occasion, what it was. Loose fitting dress, two inches below knee or tunic top has bias collar, front buttoned band closing, front yoke, wrist length sleeves pleated into buttoned band cuff, patch pockets with flaps and topstitch trim. Simplicity patterns were dated in the 1940s and into the 50s, on the instruction sheet. Dress, three inches below the knee, has fitted bodice, shaped V-neckline, gored A- line skirt, contour waistline, front mock asymmetrical closing, pocket in side front seam. You'll also find contradictory information. Loose-fitting, lined, below waist length, double-breasted jacket has extended shoulders, shoulder pads, tucked front, Tapered, cuffed pants have tucked front, belt carriers and mock fly zipper.
These first paper patterns were designed by Ellen Curtis Demorest. With or without contrast insets at sides or top stitch trim. Often the pieces were not returned to the correct envelope, but if you have all the patterns, you may be able to locate any pieces that are missing from each envelope. Full length sleeves are gathered into buttoned cuffs. And for an ordinary design, it might be better to wait for a copy in better condition. Pattern pieces appear to be factor.