Complete Size 14 Bust 32These and other patterns that Polly would approve of can be found at What-I-Found - Sewing Patterns!A blog by Empress Jade Vintage dedicated to the history of Van Raalte Lingerie company. Pictures of vintage full and half slips, nightgowns, peignoirs, stockings, gloves, panties and more. Vintage pin-up advertisements, trademarks, logos and tags.I was surprised when I came across this cute little 70s lurex mini dress and found an unusual Van Raalte label in it.
Check out the links below for some great advice on alterations and working with vintage patterns.Simplicity 3476 – This pattern is the oldest in my collection – it dates to 1940.(If you have vintage patterns that you’re looking to date, Cemetarian has a wonderful page here, in addition Vintage Fashion Library has a bit more of a general page here, but they cover some more unusual brands) I like this pattern because I bought it from a garage sale from the original owner, and it’s such a perfect example of the military-inspired suits that were popular during WWII.) Combine that with my love of vintage, and you get someone who is a sucker for vintage patterns.I was trying to impart some organization to my patterns the other day, and I thought I would pull out a few of my faves to share here!