The list of pattern companies below is by no means complete, but is presented as a starting point for the beginner collector.
Advance This company was quite successful from the 1940s through the 1960s.
Starting in 1860, these patterns were sold through a magazine, Mme. The American tailor Ebeneezer Butterick was the first to create a graded sewing pattern in 1863.
Next level nerd - mccall sewing pattern dating and collecting resources collecting sewing patterns can be a really fun (and expensive) past-time.
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Some collect vintage patterns because they want to reproduce the styles of days gone by for their wardrobes.
Others collect them because these slim envelopes filled with tissue give a glimpse into a lifestyle that many of us no longer have the luxury to live.