My personal pattern collection is growing by leaps and bounds. I recently bought some large lots of vintage patterns off of Ebay. My pattern collection has grown considerably.
The first box arrived yesterday with around thirty patterns. I won't be keeping all of them, but what I do keep will add to my collection quite a bit. Whatever I don't keep will go for sale on my Etsy store, so keep an eye out for announcements when the first batch is posted.
I am definitely keeping these two patterns. The pattern on the left is from 1943. The annoying thing about it is that the size mark has gone missing from the pattern cover, and the pattern pieces, while being printed, do not have the size printed on them.
The pattern on the left does not have a copyright date anywhere visible. I am guessing it is from the late 1940's to the early 1950's. If someone knows more about it, I would be glad of a correction. The Hollywood pattern is one I couldn't pass up keeping. Again, the date is not printed. The vintage pattern wikia dates it around 1942. My guess is that it is at least early war.
These two patterns will be joining my collection as well. This is my first DuBarry pattern, and I believe my first vintage child's pattern.
I couldn't help but get this cute pattern.
The rest of the patterns are a variety of women's patterns, children's patterns, and one men's shirt pattern. Since there are so many patterns, I put the rest of the pictures in a slideshow.
Most of these patterns as you can see are in pretty poor shape. Before they go up on Etsy, I need to make sure all of the pattern pieces are there. I will also put them in protective sleeves. I think it will help the preservation of these patterns if I remove the pieces and instructions from the covers to relieve any stress.
Sarah loves to sew, learn more about sewing, and create items with a vintage flair. Her arch enemy is clipping curves, and she has a tolerable relationship with the seam ripper.
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