With a renewed and growing interest in all things vintage there is a parallel and exciting growth in the sale of vintage patterns. A little looking around and you will make some awesome finds. Whether you are an avid collector of the patterns themselves, or have a passion for sewing, there will be something to bring the past alive for you. Here are a few quick finds I made this afternoon (click pictures to view the actual listings)
From the Vintage Pattern Shop - Vintage 1930s Anne Adams Dress Pattern # 2589 B 36: Classic day dress with ruffled bodice and short sleeves. No Envelope. All unprinted pieces are present and in good condition, appears unused. Sewing instructions are included and in excellent condition.
From Miss Helene's Vintage Sewing Shoppe in the heart of historic Irvington - Vintage 1940s Nightgown Bed Jacket Hollywood STARLET Pattern H1028 Bust 32: Hollywood 1028, also has F-6402. Features Katherine Booth of Paramount on the front. I can't find anything about her, so she must have been an ingenue who didn't make a major film. Package has a tear on the front and a small one on the back and the side seam came apart some when I looked in the envelope. Two piece bias skirt section joins the upper section in a high waistline in front. Tie belt in back. Gathers below shoulder yokes. Convertible collar. Long or short sleeves. Jacket with bound neck. Three quarters length sleeves.
From Heirloom Stitchery in Alberta, Canada - 1950's SWEATER JACKET BOLERO KNITTING PATTERN 12/14/16: This is a reprint of a vintage 1956 knitting pattern for a short sweater jacket with long lapel that forms pockets at the bottom and rolled back sleeve cuffs. Original pattern by Bernat Handicrafter. Has directions for sizes 12, 14, and 16.
I'll continue my search for vintage patterns over the coming days. You can find many on your own, too. A great place to begin is Main Street Patterns. Happy hunting!