I wanted a dainty look and it worked out really well. This dress is open and airy and the gown will require a slip underneath. You will also need 4 Small Buttons; Satin Ribbon and pearl beads (optional). Gauge: Bodice Pat -10 1/2 dc=2", 8 rows=2" Abbreviations: Cl = Cluster--(yo, draw a long lp thru ch) twice, yo, draw thru 4 lps on hk, yo, draw thru rem 2 lps on hk.
Dtr = Double Treble--(Yo) 3 times, insert hk in next st and draw a lp thru, (yo and draw a lp thru first 2 lps on hk) 4 times.
In 1939 some Simplicity patterns were offered with printed pieces, They had a gray bar down the side saying that it was a printed pattern. The price of printed piece patterns increased to 25 cents while the unprinted patterns remained at 15 cents.
In 1940 they began to date the pattern envelope on the bottom front and later in the 1940s the date went to the back side of the instruction sheet.
although thankfully in the later years most companies did decide on printing the year on the envelope.
When dating a sewing pattern that does not have a year on the envelope, you'll want to consider a few things: The price of a pattern then, like today, would vary based upon an elaborate pattern verse a normal pattern.
Of the four major patterns companies in the world today, Simplicity believes it is the worlds largest.
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In some cases this can add to it's charm and it can become "shabby chic", but if your looking for just "chic" then be prepared to shell out some cash or if your handy with the sewing machine (why, yes, I am!
) then you can do the vintage thing and just whip yourself up a lovely frock or two! Here are just a few good reasons: Personally as I've begun exploring vintage fashions, I've found that I am most attracted to styles from the 1940's.
They were not printed but cutting lines were shown by perforations in the tissue.
Soon Simplicity changed to a little larger envelope and a little more sophisticated illustration but still not in color.