The latter version was intended to compensate for the absence of detailed instructions.
Ebenezer Butterick launched The Butterick Company in 1863 to create heavy cardboard templates for children's clothing.
The Mc Call Pattern Company is a privately owned, worldwide company that designs, manufactures and sells sewing patterns under the brand names of Butterick, Kwik Sew, Mc Call's and Vogue Patterns, through fabric retailers and on our websites.
We also publish the consumer magazine Vogue Patterns.
Old (Patterns from the Past) resells vintage, retro and costume sewing patterns.
We stock original vintage sewing patterns from the 1920s to the present. We only sell the original items, not copies or pdfs.
You must consider the general silhouette of the clothing along with other factors such as hair, price, sizing and envelope style and logo placement you can get pretty close to the issue or copyright date.
I specialize in selling vintage Vogue sewing patterns and they can be very difficult to date.Butterick's innovation was offering every pattern in a series of standard, graded sizes.Members of his family cut and folded the first patterns that were sold from their home.The pattern number is only ONE indicator of the date on vintage sewing patterns.You can’t use the number alone because the companies would start over again when they got to a certain level.