Dating vintage sewing

If you love vintage style then most likely you own a few vintage wardrobe pieces.

Over the years many of these vintage pieces have gotten moth holes, faded, or the fabric has become fragile.

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There is a lot of controversy over why there were two lots of numbers.

The most likely answer is that the larger number was the total number of machines produced by Singers when they only had a few factories and could keep up with and control the production output from Britain and America.

although thankfully in the later years most companies did decide on printing the year on the envelope.

When dating a sewing pattern that does not have a year on the envelope, you'll want to consider a few things: The price of a pattern then, like today, would vary based upon an elaborate pattern verse a normal pattern.

In the late 1940's the type face was changed from a script font.

From various Advance pattern booklets Butterick also didn't print the copyright of their patterns anywhere on the pattern.Perhaps someday I'll refurbish it, and when that happens, it will be important to know a little more about the machine.Thanks to Singer's recent 160th anniversary celebration, I was able to pinpoint my antique machine's model year by entering its serial number into Singer's online database.Vintage sewing machines range from beautiful antiques to practical, usable, high quality pieces.Knowing more about your vintage sewing machine can help you make the most of this addition to your home.Printed patterns (pattern pieces with printed edges) were more expensive than unprinted patterns.