Vintage Sewing

Where have all the patterns gone?

January 20, 2010

My most recent obsession is sewing from WW2 patterns. Along the way, I’ve become fascinated by learning about the severe and complicated wartime restrictions under which British seamstresses labored. I’ve also been gripped by a burning desire to know: where did all their patterns go?


The mystery deepens over at my blog!

  1. During the depression patterns went down the toilet….. literally. They were often used for toilet paper. Thats why so many WW2 back to 1930s are so rare and expensive today. Im not sure if the same was for England however but in the states it was.

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