The Dupes & the Dupe.

Today is big band from KCEA.

When you scour around for patterns as long as I have, you have the inevitability of finding duplicates. Mainly its that terrible whatever that you wouldn't make on a dare. But there are those rare occasions that you find a pattern you never thought you would ever see again.


Then sometimes you find dupes of a real cool pattern and you question, should I get it, or not.

THEN, there are times you find the pattern you had, but its been reissued and the drawing is different.


I love the 're-issue'. Such a fresh (and tighter) version of the McCall's apron verses its original earlier 40s version. I noticed this one by the apron design before I looked and saw both had the same pattern number. Tee hee.

But I guess what I like most is the dupe from pattern company to pattern company.


I saw this Du Barry, which many of you know is my favorite pattern company, and was so excited. But alas, its missing 3 pieces. I stowed it away thinking maybe later I would draw up some pieces.


Well, it just so happened this EARLIER turn of the decade Butterick came into my life! Judging by its package design Id say its living up to that tag line and seal of 'Fashion-Fresh We herby certify that this style is a current fashion.' No kidding. The Du Barry dates to 1941. Oh Du Barry! How could you STEAL your style from Butterick!?

Im so distraught! I mean look at them, aside from some basic cosmetic differences, this Du Barry is a more staple version of the EARLIER Butterick. I had no idea Du Barry was so Top Runway! *sigh* I still have love for them, and now, thanks to the Butters, I get to make up the Du Barry. Yay!

5 comments:

  1. Re: DuBarry and Butterick. Happens all the time. Observe: Simplicity 3717 (1951) and New York 1141 (no date, probably early 1950's).

    Advance 6111 is the same idea, too, but not as similar.

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  2. Oh sure, Im not naive. I just wanted to think Du Barry's basic styling look was from sound fashion science, not bootlegging :)

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  3. Wow-wee! Who'da thought that would be going on? Not me.
    ;-)

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  4. This is cool! I don't know how I missed this post.
    I recently found a costume pattern I have in my shop from the early 30s was reissued with a different cover in the mid 30s and then again in the late 30s! So funny!

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  5. **Update**
    That Du Barry is actually EARLIER than the Butterick because I found that Butterick in a 1943 pattern preview catalog.

    Oh Butterick, who could you! :)

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