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June Vintage Sewing Pattern Contest “Four Pieces or Less”

The VSPC Galleria has monthly sewing pattern contests because like, you we are pattern hoarders and it’s nice to bring them out here and there to share your passion with others.

This months theme is “Four Pieces or Less” . Look through your patterns and pick one you’d like to submit made from 4 pattern pieces or less. To participate you must enter your pattern in our FaceBook group Vintage Sewing Pattern Nerds . We have an album set up to upload your entry.

Cover pattern for the contest album this month is Style 1992 from the early 1930’s. Not a submission but an example of what can be submitted made from 4 pieces. Dig through your stash Nerds! Happy Patterning 🙂

Mail Order Sewing Patterns Sold to Multiple Retailers…

Hello Sewing Patterns Nerds!

For those who are unaware the archive does have a “Bland Envelope Project” we are working on to bring more life to mail order patterns. For all the vintage sewing pattern purists regarding pattern design / style migration through the ages, one pattern may have been sold to multiple pattern sellers through mail order. We have some examples to show you how important it is to save the mail order envelope they come with because it does contain some vital information to help with dating and what company issued it. Such as Pattern company / brand , sometimes a date , which magazine it was ordered from with a logo of which patterns they are offering that season.

 

Sometimes we go searching to put a face to a name and find many , many faces and names.

First up is Mail Order 5272  Blouse in two versions. Recently spotted in  True Story Spring of 1940 Mail Order catalog and only featured one style in addition to another assigned pattern number B-3062. Happily with a colored graphic  🙂

We add both numbers in its page listing to help with either version the collector may have in their internet search to help with dating.

 

Secondly we have Marian Martin 5770 spotted in a newspaper clipping and The Household magazine 1937 giving it two additional assigned pattern numbers 9622 and H6505  also included on its listing page for which ever version the collector may have.

 

We do ask if you have any empty mail order envelopes missing it’s original pattern to save it within your own collection or send it in. We do reimburse shipping.

Happy Patterning 🙂

 

Patterns Helping Patterns…

McCall 7408 Sizes 14 and 18 are now complete thanks to a Pattern Nerd.

This one was a tricky one to find but did surface in one of our Pattern Nerd groups on FaceBook. The instructions were missing and not only did we get that, but an additional size as well! Complete patterns helping incomplete patterns to help preserve them for future reference.

 

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