Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Dressmaking Patterns – Designers ...

During the 1960/70s, there was a variety of manufacturers who produced dressmaking patterns. Some of the main 'fashionable' ones were: Vogue, Butterick, McCall's, Simplicity, Style and LeRoy although there were others not quite as popular. These main ones had a range of dressmaking patterns available from the latest ‘young designers’ of the time so that you could sew your own ‘original designer' garment at a fraction of the cost and in a fabric or colour of your own choice.

UTTERICK 6979 - c.1970sThis one was designed by Betsy Johnson at 'Alley Cat' - a fashionable boutique of the period.

STYLE 3349 - c. 1960s

Another pattern - although not designed by a recognised or named designer, it featured garments that were almost identical to those from the BIBA range of clothes.