Wednesday, May 1, 2013

SEWING : My treasure, pattern book from 1955


 Kyllä internet ja huutokaupat ovat sitten ihmeellisen käteviä.
Minulla oli ilo ja kunnia tutustua yksi päivä koulun omaan arkistoon, jossa oli vähän kaikkea menneiltä vuosikymmeniltä, opinnäytetöistä vanhoihin lehtiin. Sieltä nyt sitten löytyi myös paksu kansio täynnä pienoiskoossa olevia kaavoja 50-luvulta, joista sain parit kopsut ottaa. Mieli kuitenkin jäi haikailemaan omaa painosta, joten löysinkin netin ihmeellisestä maailmasta myynnissä olevan täysin saman kaavakansion! Vanhempani ostivat sen minulle syntymäpäivälahjaksi, ja nyt se on vihdoinkin minun!

(Translation: I love how handy internet and online auctions are.
I had an honour and joy to visit our school's own archive, filled with school files and magazines from the past decades. There was also this special red file from the 50s, which included over 70 patterns - beautiful dresses and suits etc. I was allowed to take few copies of it. Still, I wanted to have one for myself, so I searched it through all the internet (gosh it wasn't easy!) and found exactly the same pattern book! My parents decided to buy it for me as a birthday gift, and now it is finally mine!)


Kansio sisältää yli 70 pientä arkkia, joiden toisella puolella on kuva vaatteesta ja toisella puolella on kaavat pienoiskoossa. Mukana tuli myös kaarreviivain ja ohjeet kaavojen suurentamiseen. Ainut mikä puuttui oli itse mittanauha, jonka avulla olisi ollut todella helppo suurennella kaavat. Eipä se haittaa, sillä opiskelenhan ompelijaksi ja osaan kyllä jo suhteellisen hyvin kuositella itse kaavani. Tämä on todellinen aarre, ja aion etsiä näitä lisää, sillä tietääkseni näitä julkaisuja on ollut muinakin vuosina. Nyt vain täytyy ostella kankaita ja alkaa harjoitella kaavojen suurentelua omaan peruskaavaani. Tulee varmasti ihana kesäloma ompelun tohinassa!

 (This pattern book includes over 70 sheets, which has on the one side the pictures of the clothing, and the other the patterns as a miniature size. The file included also a curve ruler and a book with instructions. The only thing that's missing is a special tape measure, which could have been a big help when enlarging the patterns. But it's okey, I am after all studying clothing business and I can make my own patterns quite well. This pattern book is a true treasure, and I am going to find more! I think there's different kind of releases of this pattern book. Now I just need to buy fabrics and start to practice with these patterns. It's going to be some sewing orientated summer!)


9 comments:

  1. AMAZIIIIIIING!!!!! I wish you lived closer; I'd comission a frock for sure!!!

    xoxox
    theefface.blogspot.com

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  2. I'm literally at a loss for words! :) That is one of the most marvelous vintage sewing pattern related items I've ever seen in my whole life. I completely understand how much it means to you, too. A few years ago I splurged (big time) and managed to win a 1950s sewing counter catalog on eBay. It's been one of my most prized possessions in the whole world ever since (and will always be). Thank you for sharing this treasure with us, dear gal.

    ♥ Jessica

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  3. This pattern book is just amazing. I love that wedding gown. Oh, why don't I know how to sew?

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  4. Voi jee, tämän kaavasetin minäkin haluaisin! Hieno löytö!

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  5. Oh wow, that is a treasure! You are very talented and should start a business! Lovely blog, I'm a new follower from Italy :)

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  6. what a unique find. this pattern bokk is a real treasure!

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  7. What a beautiful birthday gift! This is a great treasure! I am anxious to enjoy some projects made ​​by you on these patterns. That would be great!

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    1. Just finished one of the dresses yesterday! :) Posting pictures of it soon ;)

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  8. What a lovely book! I hope you are able to recreate some of these treasures.

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Sara Kristiina

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