Simplicity seem to be the only pattern company going the slacks route and a sharp-eyed Debi (My Happy Sewing Place) recently discovered that their 3688 pattern is a bit of a fraud for the original didn't actually have a slacks pattern included, it has been incorporated on the re-release (click link for her post). Hmm, naughty tactic but good on them, authentic slacks patterns are hard to find, or rather, not so hard to find if you are willing to part with a fair few pounds for them! So BMV, lets have some slacks and gorgeous 30s louge pyjama pants pretty-please?
|Who's drooling with me? Want it? Just £35!|
One of the most satisfying things as a vintage pattern collector must be coming across a reproduced pattern and thinking "I own that - the original!". I hear that an original copy of the Walkaway dress (re-released as Butterick 4790) could earn you quite a lot of smackeroos if you came to part with it. Last week I came across Butterick 6174, a 1999 release of a 50s pattern, it was familiar, I could swear I owned it but I would have remembered it being a retro pattern, so quick stash visit and hello Butterick 6001! Purchased for a bargain £3.11 plus shipping! Of course it is tiny and I will have to grade it up to use it but there-in lies the beauty of the repro pattern, modern multi-sizing!
|You look familiar...|
|Hello pretty bargain!|
A quick visit to the Butterick website made me smile, I also own in original form this cutie:
And very nearly bought this original recently:
So over to you, dear reader. Which patterns would you like to see in reprint? Or would you prefer to own the original masterpiece?