Monday, February 21, 2011

Confessions of a Pattern Junkie

Vintage patterns. The words provoke a contented sigh.
The art work on the pattern envelopes along with the different sewing skills shown on the pattern instruction insert are lost to modern patterns. I particularly like that predominately, vintage children patterns, call for buttons instead of a zipper which has no personality or charming character like buttons possess.

Check out this pattern.
McCall's 7692 Copyright 1965

Look at the pattern number on the left side. There is some bold print that says "Childs dress with transfer for smocking" Right under that bold print it says in really small letters "(Not suitable for chubby girls)" I doubt that would be found on a pattern envelope now days. :) Seems McCall's didn't know about political correctness back in 1965 but did have the good sense to let their prospective consumer know what patterns they considered unsuitable for some children.


  1. Not suitable for chubby girls?! You gotta love the way they used to be honest back then.

  2. Those dresses look adorable! I like vintage childrens dress patterns and apron patterns as well.

  3. I had to smile when I read the chubby part,lol.You sure can tell it was not politically correct! But as always honesty is the best policy. Blessings jane