Never Ask A Lady Her Age: Pattern Dating

Like Katherine, I have a fondness for vintage mail order patterns. I’ve been using my FAVORITE method for archiving mail order patterns. Certainly, I’m not first to discover this incredible pattern dating resource, but I haven’t seen it mentioned and thought it was worth sharing, if only as a redundancy.

The Norwalk Hour - Jun 19, 1939

Don’t you just LOVE the advertisement placed to lurer seamstresses to this design! More fun with newspaper archives and pattern dating over at my place!


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3 comments… add one

  • Awesome!! I just Love AA and MM patterns as well. Thanks for the resource!

  • You’re a genius! Great idea! I’ll add this to the vintage sewing academy link up in the site menu

  • I want that dress. ;)


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