Although originally posted in 1999, the guide remains pertinent today.
One thing we would update: the book A Century of American Sewing Patterns 1860 - 1959 Identification and Price Guide by Lori Hughes has been supplanted by other resources.
It's an easily digested summary of the history of sewing patterns and a good introduction to the important pattern companies.
Vintage Butterick sewing patterns for ladies, men, children, costumes & crafts.
We have vintage Butterick patterns for all types of fashions including dresses, blouses, skirts, pants, suits, sleepwear, crafts & costumes.
The Butterick Publishing Company was founded in 1863 by Ebenezer Butterick and forever changed the world of sewing by mass producing and distributing the first graded sewing patterns.
In 2001 The Mc Call's Pattern Company acquired both Butterick and Vogue Patterns.