This replicated pattern is sized to fit a 36 inch bust.
This reproduction sewing pattern features a Set of Ladies vests, featuring double breasted style with rounded lapels, and second style features standing collar with full gathered front. The original is from Cosmopolitan. See below for a review of this pattern:
"This is a really darling garment! it could be anything from office wear to a night out on the town! Paired with a cute skit or your favorite skinny jeans and you've got a classy and unique look that looks like it walked right off the runway! Also works wonderfully for history enthusiasts!"
The source material from which these early patterns are replicated contain much less information than the more modern patterns from the 1920's and 1930's.
Patterns and fashion journals published during these eras presumed that the home seamstress possessed sufficient skills to construct a garment without detailed directions. As a result, patterns for facings, linings and other details - such as instructions on how to create trims, are sketchy at best -- and usually non-existent. Most of the time sizes and yardage information is also unavailable.
Be aware that all of these patterns run small compared to our modern bodies, and were drafted with the understanding that "proper" undergarments and corsets would be worn underneath. Armholes especially tend to be much tighter and smaller than modern garments. It is very important when sewing these items to make a fitting mock-up of the pattern out of muslin or other waste fabric, and make all of the adjustments for your individual figure on the mock-up.
This Cosmopolitan pattern was originally created by Dec. 30, 1919 and the copyright has expired. This pattern has been re-digitized into it's current format. All content falls under the copyright Vintage Pattern Lending Library 2003/2018, and as such, no portion of this pattern may be photocopied or reproduced by any means without the written consent of Vintage Pattern Lending Library.
Our replicated historic patterns are the highest quality available. They are electronically digitized and printed on a high-quality graphics printer in two to three colors. Paper is a beautiful 18lb semi-transparent vellum for ease of pinning and cutting. They are NOT inferior hand drawn, photo-copied or blue-printed replications. Our reproduced patterns are printed on full size sheets - no need for taping multiple small pages, or re-sizing from a small diagram.
Our patterns include seam allowances, grain lines and updated text for ease of construction. Patterns are reproduced directly from the original source material, with no changes in order to retain the historical accuracy of the pattern. Prior sewing experience and knowledge of working with vintage patterns is recommended.
Please note: This is NOT a finished garment and the original documentation and pattern are NOT included.
We accept 100% returns on any patterns you are not happy with. Please visit us at www.vpll.org to learn more about the VINTAGE PATTERN LENDING LIBRARY and it's preservation projects.
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Single patterns are shipped via USPS 1st Class Mail. When purchasing more than one pattern, due to weight restrictions, they are shipped via USPS Priority Mail. Every effort is made to ship within one business day of your cleared payment. A tracking number will be provided on all domestic shipments to check status of delivery.
I apologize for the USPS International pricing increase. These are not my fees but are determined by the postal system. Effective January 21, 2018, patterns previously sent at a lower "envelope" rate are now required to be sent at the "package" rate which is almost double the price. Only documents without a value may be sent at the envelope rate - patterns do not qualify. Tracking will still be provided for your parcel, however, once shipped, I cannot be accountable for delivery times and delays at your local customs office, nor am I responsible for your local taxes/VAT fees.
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