Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Simplicity Designer's Patterns

Between 1949 and 1950 Simplicity produced a line of patterns. They started the same time as Vogue's Paris Originals Line. The patterns have an oversized envelope (8" X 11"). They where nice styles, but they are not VPO's.

Simplicity 8002 c. 1949

Simplicity 8104 c. 1949

This one is the closer to a Vogue style. Notice the pleating on the front of the skirt.

Vogue Paris Original Model - 1189 c. 1952 Dess├Ęs - Suit - pleats on the side of the skirt. Didn't someone try that on the Project Runway Post Office challenge with BAD results?

Simplicity 8293
c. 1950

After 1950, this line of patterns was discontinued. I have not seen these patterns in the vintage re-issues.


Rebecca... said...

Oh my goodness, I just found your blog and I'm thrilled! I have a growing collection of vintage patterns and I am actually trying to find some 1935 McCall patterns--do you have any idea where I might search for them?

I put your blog on my list of favorites--I plan on reading all your posts and learning loads. Thanks!


Elne Clare said...

Just found your blog and will have to check through the patterns I inherited from my mom for these. I know I have some of the designer Vogue patterns from the 50's, just their are so many that I need to catalog the collection.