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Collecting Vintage Patterns

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Many Different Brands

Of the patterns I rummaged through, there are three major pattern companies represented. McCalls, Butterick, Simplicity. Mom did order some nursery items from a Newspaper in 1962 for my crib.


A Typical Pattern

A colorful, drawn picture of what the creation could look like

A colorful, drawn picture of what the creation could look like

The range of sizes for the patterns, suggested styles, pattern pieces, fabric needed. All information on back of package.

The range of sizes for the patterns, suggested styles, pattern pieces, fabric needed. All information on back of package.

Assembling, Sewing and Finishing Details

Instruction page

Instruction page

Side two of instruction page

Side two of instruction page

Instructions folded to fit in envelope

Instructions folded to fit in envelope

One pattern piece

One pattern piece

Slight pin damage to tissue

Slight pin damage to tissue

Directions on piece

Directions on piece

Pattern pieces folded neatly to go back into envelope

Pattern pieces folded neatly to go back into envelope

Tools of the Trade

Sewing machine

Sewing machine

The box of patterns

The box of patterns

Neatly packed

Neatly packed

Patterns are womens, men's, children's, slippers, bras, doll clothes.

Patterns are womens, men's, children's, slippers, bras, doll clothes.

Each pattern carefully inserted in each envelope

Each pattern carefully inserted in each envelope

Pattern Creation

When I was a teenager, I had a few patterns of my own. I also ventured a bit further and took apart a pair of jeans that I liked and created a pattern from them.

I was successful in cutting, sewing and finally wearing my creation.

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