September 13, 2013Vintage Sewing eBay Roundup!
This week, I’ve got some choice Hollywood Patterns from eBay. Hollywood Patterns were only produced from 1932 until just after World War II, and many of them featured Hollywood stars of the day on the envelope, which makes them very collectible – by both sewists, and collectors of Hollywood memorabilia. I’ve got a small collection myself!
This is a pretty typical example of the Hollywood “star” patterns. This one features Jane Wyman, as seen in In The Army Now. Very cute skirt and jumper, a very timeless look.
This one is quite unusual – I’ve never seen any other Hollywood “star” pattern with this type of envelope – I am guessing it was from the very end of the company’s production. I suspect it could be quite collectable!
I found this one to be interesting – simply because I found it a bit surprising that it was a “star” pattern , since it’s just a pattern for a child’s apron and cap, probably meant to be worn during housework!
Not only is this a super cute toddler coat, I love that they’ve featured a child star on it! This is definitely a more unusual pattern as well, as it’s generally the adult “star” patterns that are more often found.
And finally, we have 11930 Hollywood Pattern – Child's Halloween Costume – Pirate – Clown – Gypsy
OK, so this one isn’t a “star” pattern, but Hallowe’en is coming, and I love vintage Hallowe’en patterns. All of these are absolutely adorable!
Anyone else out there collect Hollywood Patterns? I’d love to know!