Probably from the 1940’s, Style pattern 4726 features tailored pyjamas with a coat-style jacket. Suitable fabrics were flannel, rayon, silk, cotton and Viyella (merino wool and cotton in a twill weave). 1940’s pattern for a shirt and collar. 1964 pattern …

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This pattern for a slip and half-slip was from before elastic was used in waist bands. The half-slip fastened with a 5/8” button. The side opening of the slip was fastened with press-studs. This wartime pattern reminds professional dressmakers to …

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Sewing clothes for pregnant women has changed a lot over the years. This pattern from 1950 for a maternity skirt was designed with pleats in each side of the front panel and a waistband with buttons which could be adjusted …

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