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Butterick Sewing Patterns
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The first thing to know about collecting vintage sewing patterns is that the temptation American Sewing Patterns – Identification and Price Guide by Lori Hughes The easiest patterns to date are those from McCall’s and Simplicity.
Simplicity Patterns catalog, March featuring Simplicity Simplicity ca. Simplicity ; ca. This is an original s Simplicity Art Deco Era sewing pattern in pristine uncut condition. Envelope is white and clean with no tears or discoloration. Pattern is factory folded, complete and uncut. Dres with wide flutter collar and self belt, and matching jacket. Dress in View 2 is one piece like the other dress, not a blouse and skirt. Size is 36, for a 36 bust and 39 hip. Wrap dress with bell sleeves, or pointed contrasting cuffs and self belt or waist tie.
Wrap bodice, with lace adornments or button and belt options. Two elegant dress styles.
Seller: oncillakat 36, Frustrated by the lack of dates on almost all vintage patterns? This chart can help. This is a two page document with dating charts showing the pattern number ranges for each year by maker from see my other chart available for These numbers are for Women’s, Kids’, Dolls and Mens’ patterns. Also, this should not substitute for using other cues such as hairstyle, clothing style and pattern price as the companies reused some of the numbers in later years.
Pricing for third class really didn’t change that often, which makes it difficult to date precisely by the amount of postage on the envelope. But due.
Hi, this seems to me to be a simple question- but one that I haven’t found the answer to Why don’t the Pattern Companies offer their older patterns as downloads on the Web I realize that they may not have them all- but surely they have some of them This is me www. I just discovered your site and am sooo happy I did. I re-sell vintage patterns and since some of the Pattern Companies didn’t date their patterns until the 80’s I do a lot of guessing.
Where to Donate or Sell Your Old Sewing Patterns
Dating vintage sewing patterns Advance Butterick Simplicity Vogue. price, sizing and envelope style and logo placement you can get pretty close to the issue.
Tucked away in museums displaying and storing collections of dress and textiles there is often a subsidiary but significant collection of printed ephemera. This might encompass bills, trade cards, paper carrier bags, fashion plates and dressmaking patterns. However, as this book and the various international collections which contain dress patterns can demonstrate, many of these documents are far from minor or transient.
They may have been created from thin paper — the tissue paper that many of us can recall from domestic or professional contexts, but their survival indicates a strength which belies their superficial fragility. Such paper patterns alongside many other categories of supposedly ephemeral items are now studied within a variety of scholarly contexts, including that within which Joy Emery worked for many years at the University of Rhode Island as Professor Emerita of Theatre and Curator of the Commercial Pattern Archive.
She is a generous acknowledger of those whose work has informed hers including Betty Williams —96 an early enthusiast and theatre designer who inspired Emery and Professor Kevin L. It is a carefully organised book with a clear introduction about its aims — primarily to consider American and English language patterns from the s up to the present day, allowing for further research into collections held in other countries. The notion that patterns were too fragile to survive in quantity and that their production processes meant that topical fashions had passed before the actual patterns could be acquired is dispelled.
My costume design professor at Northwestern University, Virgil Johnson , delighted students with his formula for period clothing. Or is it merely one? What sticks in my mind most clearly is that 20 years was the sweet spot, the appropriate amount of elapsed time to ensure that one would not appear dumpy, dowdy, or oblivious, but rather prudent and discerning. The collaborative Vintage Pattern Wiki puts the magic number at 25, requesting that contributors make sure the patterns they post are from or earlier, and also out-of-print.
When dating a sewing pattern that does not have a year on the envelope, you’ll want to consider a few things: Look at the Price of the Pattern.
Start making your own clothes today! If you’re wondering which sewing patterns are best for beginners, we’ve rounded up the best beginner sewing projects, including dresses, tops and trousers, to help you practise your new sewing skills. By Michelle Grady. Take a look at our quick list and then scroll down for more pictures and to buy the patterns.
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1930s Simplicity sewing patterns
If you’ve been sewing for years, you likely have a stash of sewing patterns. While they may have been used many times, they still have value. For example, a simple A-line dress is a timeless style, and an old pattern can be altered to make a summer dress, a winter jumper, or a shirt if it’s shortened. When your ready to purge some of your used patterns, evaluating your options for donating and selling can be helpful.
For each pattern, the author gives the pattern number, a very brief description (“blouse”), the date published, the original price, and the current value.
This class will involve one on one instruction regarding an easy method to approach fitting for yourself that will bring back the joy to sewing. Both her mother and grandmother were master seamstresses. One on one muslin fitting – understand your fitting challenges and solutions. Sewing machine you must understand how to operate your machine and have basic sewing skills. Muslin, enough to make a test garment she recommends 2 yard. Scissor, seam ripper, measuring tape, sharpei, ruler, thread and sewing needles.
Bring a blouse from your closet that fits you. Includes pattern.