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The first commercially produced sewing patterns were designed in the mid-1800s by an American milliner named Ellen Curtis Demorest.

These first paper patterns were designed by Ellen Curtis Demorest.There are four large pattern companies still making sewing patterns today: Butterick, Mc Call’s, Simplicity and Vogue.These are also the most commonly found vintage patterns, though there were dozens of smaller companies who produced some wonderful designs. Some collect designs from just one era, the 1960s Mod look for instance, that may suit their body shape or their lifestyle. I know one collector who buys just the Butterick Young Designers from the 1960s and 1970s.In some cases this can add to it's charm and it can become "shabby chic", but if your looking for just "chic" then be prepared to shell out some cash or if your handy with the sewing machine (why, yes, I am!) then you can do the vintage thing and just whip yourself up a lovely frock or two! Here are just a few good reasons: Personally as I've begun exploring vintage fashions, I've found that I am most attracted to styles from the 1940's.

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