Dating simplicity vintage patterns
In 1983, Simplicity was sold by Allis to management.
Fostoria’s first products were kerosene lamps and lamp parts, but the company’s line soon expanded to include “tableware, colognes, stationers’ glassware, and candelabra,” as one of its advertisements touted.
Pattern envelopes may not be in pristine condition - this is not always noted in pattern description. Only one copy of a pattern is available unless specifically stated otherwise. Insurance () is included in shipping charges for USPS Priority Mail. Transfers for Six Alphabet Styles: Six different alphabets 3/8" high, 10 oblong frames, 10 scroll frames and 20 scrolls. 28 Embroidery Designs: Yellow wax transfers for designs to be embroidered on jeans, shirts, jackets, pants pockets, etc. Transfers are not complete - some of the designs shown are not included. Pattern includes transfers for about 70 motifs suitable for garments such as shirts, jeans, jackets, dresses, skirts, etc. One sheet has a small motif cut away, remaining sheets are complete and unused. Projects include a sock doll, baby quilt, stole, hobby horse, DOTW tea towels with household items, spoon display rack, bookmarks, "Lord is my Shepherd" table scarf, alphabets, DOTW Baby Bibs, flowers and leaf motifs, Topsy-Turvy potholders, cutwork luncheon cloth and more. Fabric suitable for use is unbleached muslin, monk's cloth, or toweling fabric. Candlewicking Projects: Bedspread & matching pillow have heart and wreath designs.
Instructions: Skirt: Worked in one piece to underarm, beg at lower edge. Foundation row: Sc in 2nd ch from hk, * sc in ea of next 2 ch, sk 3 ch, (Cl, ch 1 ) 4 times in next ch, Cl in same ch, sk 3 ch, sc in ea of next 3 ch; rep from * across, turn all rows.
The phrase “Made Do and Mend” came about due to this.
Embroidery books are listed first, followed by transfer patterns from Simplicity, Mc Call, Mc Call's, Butterick & Mail Order. Use on a variety of items such as bibs, shirts, aprons, hats and potholders. Includes flowers, leaves, fruit, borders, geometric, patriotic and more. Campbell Kids are playing Cymbals, Piano, Violin, Trombone, Drum & Cello, plus a Cambell Kid Conductor. Bulk Rate postmark is undated, but the ad on the back of the envelope is for State Flower Parade transfers with 48 designs, dating this pattern to 1959 or older. There are 2 transfers for the Iris Pillow, one has been used to make a transfer template, the 2nd is UNUSED.
The fashion trends of this era were distinctly divided into two categories: Wartime and Post-Wartime.
(via Adored Vintage) The second World War affected just about every household during the forties.