As such, they are vital statements of vintage fashion as worn by most Americans. In contrast, Chanel didn't care for Dior's New Look, and reinvented her designs to a more boxy suit jacket and slim pencil skirts. What fun that would be to make! Dating your patterns Dating vintage sewing patterns is largely a matter of experience and practice. The sole fact that a pattern is old may not make it desirable. During the 1920's pattern envelopes were not the size they are today, with these patterns the McCall name was on the top.
Why don't the Pattern Companies offer their older patterns as downloads on the Web. Please be aware that even if a pattern is dated, it could have been in production for years and could even be a re-release of a previous number. We can also supply patterns for men including jackets, coats and suits. It was a very quick and easy project, self-drafted using the formula for a circle skirt with the addition of a ruffle on a collar stand. In the 1930's to the early 1940's the Butterick logo was across the whole top of the pattern or in script print anywhere on the pattern. I forgot to enclose the ribbon ties in the collar stand so I used a couple of glitzy buttons to hide the ends of the ribbon which were sewn to the right side! Many of the important and popular designers of the 1950s and 1960s designed patterns for Spadea, including Ceil Chapman, Jo Copeland, Suzy Perette and Lachasse of London.
The fashionable patterns include everything from iconic feathered looks dating back to the Roaring Twenties as well as famous floral tops and the popular bell bottom hems of the 1970s. It is often the case that our customers find vintage sewing patterns that they like but are too expensive for them to purchase. Couldn't be a more humble project. In the 1960's patterns mostly stuck with character drawings, but began to photograph live models wearing the clothing. Their logo went through lots of changes through the years with the only exception being its location on the left side of the envelope.
There's a lot of information available out there -- some of it accurate; some not so much. It became acceptable for women to wear these things if they were doing such dirty jobs. But due to the government control of the post office and the legislative hoopla that comes along with it, we can glean some dating information from the phrases that were mandated by congress to be printed on envelopes mailed in bulk via third class. We are able to professionally reproduce full scale patterns to an extremely high standard, enabling our customers to get a complete lift from the original vintage pattern. Hollywood patterns are known for the radio and movie stars that hav e graced the pattern envelopes including stars Bette Davis, Lucille Ball and Betty Grable to name a few.
Find thousands of true vintage sewing patterns for the unique styles you won't find in stores. The late 60's gave way to the hippy fashion movement. Rita uses the same decade organization for individual pages covering the major pattern makers, with more photos and a bit of company history thrown in, too. Vintage Mail Order Pattern marked Sec 34. My first vintage experience was - my weddings gown. This company did beautiful dresses and suits throughout the 1940s into the 1950s.
Advance This company was quite successful from the 1940s through the 1960s. I love reading about other's adventures with old patterns! Butterick and Vogue have both begun re-issuing vintage patterns, confirming the popularity of the vintage sewing trend. Mail order patterns are a too often overlooked treasure trove, not just for their adorable designs but the social history and connection to the past that comes from knowing a little bit more than usual about the original seamstress. For a while I was a bit scared that I had cut it out too small, but it worked it-selves out by sewing further out in the seam allowance than stated in the pattern. These patterns are derived straight from reputable fashion magazines of the time such as Vogue and from other sources. We have at least another 2000 patterns to add to this website. Simplicity did release special patterns series.
An hourglass figure was achieved by wearing foundation garments. The mid-60's gave way to British Mod Fashions. The only fashionable items that were not under restriction were wedding gowns and infant clothing. You may also enjoy the 22 sites listed in the annotated directory compiled by. These are difficult to date because some have B, D, or T after their Pattern number. I realize that they may not have them all- but surely they have some of them.
Modes Royale Modes Royale patterns were sold in the most up-scale department stores in the 1950s and 1960s. Hawaiian Patterns There were several companies that made patterns for Hawaiian fashions. Starting in 1860, these patterns were sold through a magazine, Mme. I now own a vast collection of Vintage Sewing Patterns and offer copies of these in this shop, allowing others to share the pleasure of producing these fantastic creations! You can also earn free patterns by submitting a review of one of their patterns. But its popularity declined after the publication of two Blueprints of Fashion books, one covering the 1940s and one the 1950s, by costume designer Wade Laboissonniere.