Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Shop my pattern box

I'm continuing my "autumn cleaning" with a clearout of my pattern box - it was getting so stuffed full that I couldn't fit all my patterns in it, so I've weeded out those patterns which I'm realistically never going to make. Don't forget that it's fairly straightforward to resize a pattern larger - Casey posted an excellent guide to grading patterns up (or down, but that's generally less of a problem). All checked for completeness (any missing pieces noted).

Hollywood 978, day dress with draped/pleated detailing at hips, 1942
Size 18 - 36" bust, 30" waist, 39" hips

Mail order pattern, early-mid 40s princess dress (note: original sleeve piece is missing, replaced with a short sleeve piece cut from newspaper, so there's no long-sleeve option)
Size 16 - bust 34", waist 28", hips 37"

Butterick 2267, dress with shaped midriff, shoulder yokes and pockets, 1942
Size 18 - bust 36", waist 30", hips 39"
£12 SOLD

Bestway E3667, pencil skirt and A-line skirt, 1958 (unused)
Size 29" waist, 40" hips

Butterick 4501, shirtwaist with scalloped detailing, 1948
(incomplete - sleeve and midriff pieces missing)
Size 18 (36" Bust)

Simplicity 1721, pinafore (jumper) dress or skirt, 1956
Size 14 - 34" bust, 26" waist, 36" hips

Butterick 8740, dress with slim or full skirt and interesting pleated detailing at waistline, 1958 (unused, factory folded)
Size 12 - 32" bust, 25" waist, 34" hips

Mail order pattern WS75, early 40s princess-seamed pinafore/jumper dress and jacket
Size 12 - bust 30", hips 33"

Simplicity 1345, pencil skirt in three variations, 1955
Waist 30", hips 39"

Style 2329, 1970s-80s raglan sleeved tent dress with tie neck or mandarin collar
Size 14 & 16 - bust 36/38", waist 28/30", hips 38/40"

Simplicity 3744, pencil skirt with three variations, 1961
Waist 30", hips 40"

Simplicity 4840, shirtwaist dress, 1943
Size 14 (32" bust)

Style 2269, 1970s zip front shirtwaist style dress (1940s style), uncut and factory folded
Size 14 - bust 36", waist 28", hips 38"

Style 4338, 1980s wrap dress (reminiscent of "Swirl" styles)
Sizes 12, 14, 16 (Bust 34", 36", 38")

Vogue Special Design S-4022, superb tailored suit, 1950
(envelope and pattern pieces are a bit battered, but it's all there!)
Size 14 - 32" bust, 35" hips


  1. Do you ship to the U.S.? Because I love that 80s wrap dress.

    1. Yes, I'm happy to ship worldwide.

      Xx Charlotte

    2. Sarah, if you'd like to purchase the pattern you need to send me an email or leave me your paypal email address so I can invoice you.


  2. If only I could sew well enough to justify these patterns! Amazing as they are, I'm too much of a beginner to contemplate them.

    Porcelina xx

  3. Hi Charlotte
    I'd like simplicity 2446 please
    my email is paypal@wickedlady.com
    Miss Rayne

  4. Sadly I don't even have a full size sewing machine, just a small repair one. Sigh... one day!

    1. well you know you're always welcome to come and play with mine! :)

      xx Charlotte

  5. Charlotte-

    Anne Adams 4707a if it is not spoken for! Email to terriblelover {at} gmail {dot} com

    Thank you!

  6. Lovely, the bottom suit is wonderful! I just haven't the confidence to try upsizing them. Did no woman have a large bust in the past?! Seriously, I have seen some larger ladies in old photographs but never big pattern sizes.

  7. Oh no, I really have to get to your sale posts sooner! (The one I most like is already gone.) Though I don't really sew much myself, I do buy vintage patterns occasionally in the belief that I will either a.) get better at sewing myself one day and if my health permits, become a decent seamstress, or b.) that perhaps I could commission someone to make garments for me using vintage patterns. Oh, and also because I simply adore the pattern sleeve art, too! :)

    ♥ Jessica


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