Well, as it currently exists. It is something that is always expanding. I think nearly all pattern collections never really cease to grow. (At least that is my experience.) It will be awhile before I clear out any of my patterns.
It should be noted that my modern pattern collection is much, much larger than my vintage collection. Lumped into that name of "modern" are my reprints of vintage patterns, costume type patterns that portray a much early era, and actual modern patterns, as in the last 25 years or so. I will hopefully be sharing my vintage reprint collection sometime in the future.
This lovely blouse pattern dates from 1943? Anyway, the assumption is that this is a wartime pattern. It was missed from the complete collection photo at the beginning of this post because I forgot I had it. :) It is classic 1940's with the forward gathered shoulder seam. I want to make the fourth style with the short sleeves in white. I don't have a short sleeve dress shirt, so why not make one 1940's style.
It is rather funny currently all of my 1940's patterns are from Simplicity. The copyright date on the instruction sheet is 1944. I like the sweetheart neckline of the second option although I would not put the lace on. I also love the ruching on the bodice sides and sleeves of view two. Very classically war time.
This one and the next one are two of my most recent acquires from Ebay. I love how this one is so classic and so modern as well. It also dates from 1944.
Yet another dress from 1944. I love all the gathering details on the bodice. The separate front shoulder piece is an interesting detail. I love how many war time patterns include a day and evening style. Modern patterns don't seam so versatile.
This pattern dates from 1946. I have a dress from this pattern that is part of my uncompleted projects list. Someday I will try to finish it. : )
This pattern has a bit of a history. Dating from 1956, it holds the distinction of being the first vintage pattern in my collection. It was given to me as a present for my 13th birthday from someone who was not going to be able to attend my celebration. I don't remember exactly who, but it previously belonged to someone in her family.
This one has a personal family history. While not a sewing pattern exactly, these embroidery designs belonged to my great aunt. I was given this with some of her craft things after she passed away. I have not yet been able to find the date yet.
This pattern is one I acquired from Ebay. Having been a fan of Winnie the Pooh for a long time, I decided it would be worth having a copy of the sewing pattern from 1964 inspired by the first Winnie the Pooh animations.
Well, I hope you enjoyed going through my vintage pattern collection. Obviously, 1940's wartime patterns form a large portion of my collection since that is my main interest.
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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