Dating vintage vogue patterns

When dating a sewing pattern that does not have a year on the envelope, you'll want to consider a few things: The price of a pattern then, like today, would vary based upon an elaborate pattern verse a normal pattern.

Printed patterns (pattern pieces with printed edges) were more expensive than unprinted patterns.

Not only is this place for those who appreciate vintage couture, but it's an education hub for designs and costume makers who are excited to get their sewing needles bobbing.

The website promises that anyone can edit their sewing patterns that date back at least 25 years.

In the 1940's character sketches were more detailed, but generally the pattern envelopes were only printed in 2-3 colors in the early-mid 40's. The character featured generally had small pointy lips, defined small facial features, her hair was curled under or tightly coiffed.

although thankfully in the later years most companies did decide on printing the year on the envelope.

Whether you're planning to recreate a style from your favorite fashion time period or are simply interested in the history of clothes, this is a plentiful place to start.

If you love vintage style then most likely you own a few vintage wardrobe pieces.

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Today, over 83,500 vintage sewing patterns are accessible online thanks to the website, the Vintage Patterns Wikia.

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