Vintage German Patterns

Posted by Kathleen Fasanella on Jun 11, 2005 at 1:46 pm / Patterns / Trackback

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Leipzig, Germany 1934 Style 74821
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I’m a pattern maker personally and professionally so it shouldn’t surprise anyone that I also collect them. I collect vintage and foreign patterns, and vintage and foreign pattern and sewing books. In fact, I’ve overcollected to the tune of 8 boxes of patterns I’m intending to sell on ebay someday. Anyway, I found an amazing resource I have to tell you about. There’s a lady in OK who is selling copies of old german pattern magazines, pre WW2 and I bought a few (present for my b-day!). If you’re into that sort of thing, you may want to check it out too. She has a store on ebay called Memory Lane Treasures. Here’s a sample style:


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If you can, make special note of those sleeves. Below I’ve included a scan of the mini-pattern, piece inventory and mini sketch. You’d locate your pattern pieces by pattern number and schematic line, trace it off and clean it up. I find it more useful to look at the mini pieces and use those as a guide to redesign a pattern I already have. However, I do plan to pull a few styles off of these sheets. There are some blouses with such exquisite detail that I think one could sell as many as they could make. These are that beautiful.

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Oh, and do me a favor and I sent you? Take pity on me, I’m blegging for future discounts. She has patterns ranging from the 1910′s through the early 1940′s. I’m guessing Angie’s mom was German and married a US serviceman but I don’t know that for certain.

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I’ve configured a Vintage Patterns topic on the bulletin board. Here, you’ll find both Angie and her mother Nancy who will be happy to discuss anything related to vintage german patterns.

5 Responses to “Vintage German Patterns”

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Fashion-Incubator
August 1st, 2005
5:38 PM

Pattern Puzzles

Here’s something different for my spatially-inclined readers, it’s a pattern puzzle. The layout below comes from one of those vintage German patterns that I bought from Memory Lane Treasures. I’ve been intrigued by one particular sheet I got from them…

Fashion-Incubator
August 1st, 2005
7:08 PM

Pattern Puzzles

Here’s something different for my spatially-inclined readers, it’s a pattern puzzle. The layout below comes from one of those vintage German patterns that I bought from Memory Lane Treasures. I’ve been intrigued by one particular sheet I got from them…

Callie
March 15th, 2009
9:30 PM

Hi, I happened across your site looking for old vintage patterns. I realize this is an old post…the link to the seller is no longer available. Any info?

If not, none the less, absolutely stunning pattern.

:)

Ann
June 6th, 2009
4:54 AM

I too would love to talk with someone who has worked with these beautiful vntage Gerrman/Austrian patterns. I have a Heft from 1932 I’m trying to figure out. Anyone??

I coudn’t get the bulliten board link to work. Is anyone else working with these pattern types?

Kathleen
June 6th, 2009
5:13 AM

I coudn’t get the bulliten board link to work. Is anyone else working with these pattern types?

The board was restarted from scratch in September of 2005 so we lost all the data previous to this. Also, the bulletin board is private so you won’t be able to see anything other than the public areas unless you join. It’s my understanding that they’re no longer selling these patterns, haven’t been able to track her down in a long time. Sorry.

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