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Pattern Tour, 1933 Garden Ensemble of Pajamas and Apron, NL30-1241

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Pattern Tour, 1933 Garden Ensemble of Pajamas and Apron, NL30-1241

This is a very unusual 13-piece pattern originally by Simplicity (1241), the 1933 Garden Ensemble of Pajamas and Apron.  I offer it in sizes: Set A fitting 12-20 (30" to 38" bust, 25" to 32" waist, 33" to 41" hip) or, Set B fitting 40-46 (40" to 46" bust, 34" to 40" waist, 43" to 49" hip). It is part of the Simplicity Three-Style pattern series of the early 1930's; a series which afforded the home sewist of the Great Depression better economy by availing 'three entirely different and charming styles' from one pattern (a 1930's take on the 'Capsule Wardrobe'...

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Nov. 21 - Nov. 25 The Week in Patterning - 50, Everything is coming up Poppies!!

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Nov. 21 - Nov. 25 The Week in Patterning - 50, Everything is coming up Poppies!!

I fashioned an apron from View B of my pattern A40-3250 (originally a 1945 Butterick). I did so thinking that upon entering a vintage apron challenge that we had to actually sew from the apron pattern we were posting (this was not the case).  Understand that I was in the sewing challenge frame of mind at the time just having concluded my EvaDress Pattern Challenge.  Regardless, I have a fabulous apron in fabric I have been drawn to for a few months! As I posted in the challenge: 'Had I been able to source the contrast fabric I wanted for...

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Aug. 29 - Sept. 2, The Week in Patterning - 37 My 'Pinn-est' of Pintrest!

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Aug. 29 - Sept. 2, The Week in Patterning - 37 My 'Pinn-est' of Pintrest!

Do you Pinterest?  I have an interest in Pinterest, August's most pinned from my pattern boards are the following.  A nice representation from the 1920's, 30's, 40's & 50's! 1956 Swim or Play suit & Skirt   1940's One-yard Apron   1936 Set of Hats   1920's Golfing Knickers (Plus Fours)  

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