A rare find!~UNUSED true vintage 1930s Maudella sewing pattern~Little boys sleeping suit~Aged 6 to 8 years~Beautiful illustration! (M1031)

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A delightful dressmaking pattern dating to the 1930s - this is one of the earliest of the Maudella Patterns. The business was started by Maude Dunsford in her attic in West Yorkshire in 1937. This pattern has never been opened! the packet is still sealed so I can`t show you the contents because I want to leave it just as it is.

At this time packaging design still relied on illustrators rather than photographers so we have this absolutely wonderful drawing to demonstrate the outfit that could be made from this pattern Everything about the design and packaging is so evocative of the era – this packet is a little work of art!

The `scientific hand-cut pattern` is unused and the packet is a little timeworn and shabby as you`d expect but the adorable drawing of a little boy in his striped sleeping suit remains clear.

This is Maudella design 1031 and is for a little boy aged 6 to 8 years old.

Traditional childrens clothes are more popular than ever and with good reason. They look gorgeous and anyone who enjoys seeing their child dressed age-appropriately - and looking all the more beautiful for it - will be delighted with the selection of true vintage sewing patterns in my little shop. If you design classic childrens clothing then here is where you`ll find authentic detailing to make your range stand out from the crowd...

Please note that dressmaking instructions during this era were basic rather than highly detailed - most women were experienced in making clothes and using patterns.

Postage quoted is usually standard and untracked - I would always recommend an upgrade to tracked shipping although I will leave the choice to you. If no upgrade is available at the checkout then the service is already a tracked one.

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Please don't forget that I sell unique vintage & antique pieces… There will almost certainly be some evocative signs of their previous history to be found. That is the nature - and the SHEER JOY - of such pieces. If pristine is your preference then my eclectic, characterful - and sometimes charmingly shabby - treasures simply won't be for you.

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