Dating Patterns

Dating Vintage Sewing Patterns

By on August 17, 2010

Dear sewists,

I have a question and I think this is one of the best forums to ask it: do you know how to date sewing patterns precisely? I have studied fashion and costume all my life, so can easily place a pattern into a specific era and, with a little research, can limit this to a couple of years. But, do any resources exist to help you identify the exact year patterns were produced by the manufacturers? Please let me know; I’m really interested to find out if such a thing exists!

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