By Andrea I am a big time pattern collector (some might say that my collection borders on a hoard, hah!) Combine that with my love of vintage, and you get someone who is a sucker for vintage patterns.Hollywood 668 – This is another one dating to 1942, and it’s also still in it’s unprinted, factory folded condition.I absolutely love this one because it is such a classic style – you could make it up today and it would still look fresh and current.If you have wondered “Why do I keep ending up with the same kind of people?” then I hope some of what I have shared will help you see you are not alone and there is hope.(If you have vintage patterns that you’re looking to date, Cemetarian has a wonderful page here, in addition Vintage Fashion Library has a bit more of a general page here, but they cover some more unusual brands) I like this pattern because I bought it from a garage sale from the original owner, and it’s such a perfect example of the military-inspired suits that were popular during WWII.
The pattern number is only ONE indicator of the date on vintage sewing patterns.Since Advance did not date their patterns, it is difficult to pin down actual dates.The information below is an approximation based on observation and experience, styling details and historical research of designers.There is more difference between 19 that there is between 19.Besides the general look and art work of vintage patterns, the sizing can be a very good indicator.The pattern number is only an indicator of the date on vintage sewing patterns.You can’t use the number alone because the companies would start over again when they got to a certain level.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.I drew inspiration from this pattern when I did my Retro Ruffled Apron Tutorial, but this apron is for the homemaker who means business, and is ready to get down and dirty with her cooking and cleaning.I love the fact that it covers everything, it’s really almost like a dress, but it’s still feminine and cute.After not being able to endure the pain of those disappointing experiences, I began to wake up to the common denominator in those relationships—me.What was it about me that kept me thinking I was getting the pizza I ordered only to keep having the wrong one delivered?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.