Wednesday, June 4, 2008
McCall's Sewing Patterns
In conjunction with a promotion with Indian Head Cottons, McCall's created two sewing patterns for children for the 1951 season. The girls pattern consisting of a dress, pinafore (apron), coverall and jacket. The pattern came in sizes 4-12. Oh, and if anyone has this in size 12, that is the last one I need :-)
For boys (or girls according to the envelope), the pattern was for Mad Hatter or March Hare costumes, and came in two sizes (small, large). I think the March Hare's ears are particularly cool.
The graphics on the pattern envelopes is very nice, very typical of the commercial art of the time. There is a two-page ad that illustrates these patterns that I'll post later, showing these Alice fashions on real kids.
A very special thanks to Hans for discovering where I has misplaced them during the big sort.