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September 13, 2013

Vintage Sewing eBay Roundup!

by Andrea

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!

First up, this Hollywood Pattern #794 Jane Wyman 'You're in the Army Now' Jumper,Skirt Pattern


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.

Next, we have 1940's Hollywood STAR Dress PATTERN No. 39 Joan Bennett In Guy Who Came Back



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!

Next, we have 1930s Girl's Apron & Cap Pattern Hollywood Starlet Design



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!

Then, we have 1940s ORIGINAL Charming Hollywood Starlet Toddler's Coat Pattern



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!


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4 Responses to Vintage Sewing eBay Roundup!

  1. Sara In AZ Reply

    September 13, 2013 at 11:20 am

    Oh wow, that’s so cool……I’ve never heard of ‘Hollywood Patterns’ before….what a great idea though – you can look just like your favorite movie star!!!

    • Andrea Reply

      September 14, 2013 at 12:43 am

      It really was a great idea, Sara – I am surprised they weren’t produced for longer!

  2. Eartha Kitsch Reply

    September 13, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    I love these! And just the idea of these. Can you imagine if these were made for the sometimes sloppy stars of today??

    • Andrea Reply

      September 14, 2013 at 12:45 am

      LOL! There are definitely some stars of today who’s looks I would not be after!

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