Civil War, Victorian, Edwardian, Art Deco, WWII, Rockabilly, Mod, Hippie and more. These are some of the vintage patterns in my collection. Civil War, Victorian, Edwardian, Art Deco, WWII, Today was like a second Christmas.
You can’t use the number alone because the companies would start over again when they got to a certain level.
You must consider the general silhouette of the clothing along with other factors such as hair, price, sizing and envelope style and logo placement you can get pretty close to the issue or copyright date.
To market these latest European styles and her patterns of them, the couple launched a magazine called “Madame Demorest’s Mirror of Fashion” in 1860.
But American tailor Ebenezer Butterick was the first to produce sewing patterns—which were pre-cut and marked with notches and perforations—out of tissue paper. In 1866, Butterick finally produced its first dress pattern for women.
It is easy to find a printed date on a vintage pattern to determine the date.
The pattern number is only ONE indicator of the date on vintage sewing patterns.Besides the general look and art work of vintage patterns, the sizing can be a very good indicator.In the beginning of Home Patterns, the bust measurement is often the only measurement given.By the 1940s patterns gave bust and hip measurements but often the waist was not given (due to the fact that the sewist could change that element). In 1956 sizing changed and a Size 12 was for a 32 inch bust.In mid 1967 the standard changed once again and a Size 12 became a 34 inch bust and remains so today.His first patterns for men’s and boys’ clothing came out in 1863, and they were the first patterns to be offered in various sizes, what are known as “graded patterns.” An early hit for E. Before the invention of patterns, most women could only afford to take apart old, worn-out garments and reconstruct them out of newer fabric.