Old-ish Costume Patterns

I went through my patterns the other day and collected all of my vintage-ish patterns in one blog post.  Most are from the 1970’s and 1980’s, but then there’s this fabulous Chiquita Banana Girl Costume that was part of a mail order pattern…and it’s numbered as McCall’s 101.  Does anyone have any idea when this would have been in circulation?


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5 comments… add one

  • Sure looks like late 1960’s or early ’70’s….but I have no idea, really.

  • I agree, late 60s or early 70s. The return address has a zip code which dates it after 1963 and probably after 1967 but the use of Mass. instead of MA suggests that it is probably pretty soon thereafter. Plus the graphics fit that era too.

  • The artwork looks mid/late 60s and United Fruit merged with another company in 1970, so that’s probably pretty close.

  • This is a great pattern. I would even go 40s or 50s…according to IMDB, Carmen Miranda’s costume began to be a big hit after a 1942 film, Springtime in the Rockies: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000544/bio

    Thanks for sharing!!

  • That is hilarious, what a find!


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