I love looking for vintage bargains on ebay, and whilst looking for some nice vintage jewelery to go with my retro style party dress, I came across these lovely patterns which I couldn't resist.
This is a 1940's slip petticoat, but I think it looks like a dress, and I have just the fabric for it.
Its a very simple bias cut pattern. So simple that the pattern pieces - there are two, one long and one longer (!) don't have any markings on them! The good thing about vintage patterns is that there is so much information on the instructions which are far more detailed and thorough than modern ones.
This pattern is from 1963 and is uncut and unused! How do I know?
It came with it's original envelope!
Co-incidentally, I was emailed a link today, to a local haberdashery and soft furnishing shop which was established in 1963, the same year that this pattern was published. They have gone 'cyber' with an online store and blog which already has lots of odd bits of very useful information and some very good links!