I have a bit of a mystery. A challenge, a conundrum for all of you.
While I was counting pattern pieces of some of my older patterns (something I'm just getting around to), I came a cross this beauty...? Well, I would say beauty, but I have no real way to know. This pattern was stuffed in an envelope (as shown) with no instruction sheet, and no pattern picture.
When I discovered this, I was quite intrigued. What kind of pattern is it? What are the details? What size is it? Using my powers of pattern deduction, and giving the pattern the benefit of the doubt, I've narrowed it down.
I think the pattern is the one on the mailing envelope. Pattern # 1998, 40 bust. I measured out some parts of the pattern, a dress, and conclude that taking ease into account, this is indeed a 40" bust.
The dress is a one piece dress (skirt and bodice attached), and is shaped with waist darts.
- B- Front
- E-Sleeve (perforated for short)
- F-I believe it is a front skirt pleat (hence the marking on the front of the B piece)
Is this catching your interest yet?
Another thing that makes me link it to mid 30s is the asymmetrical front of the bodice. Two triangle shapes to be closed with buttons (as marked by the large angles circles). Oh boy! It favors a dress I recently showed you all. I love that style treatment!
Are you all salivating yet?!
In order to see if I could find a picture of this mail order, I looked in the vintage pattern Wiki. No such luck. That is why I am seeking help from all of you.
My searching for a look for this dress can only go so far, but a few hundreds of pairs of eyes can really help out! Please, check your stashes, comb through your mail orders and see if any of you have a picture of this dress. Is it missing a piece? A collar perhaps? What size did it go up to? Was 40B the limit!?
I'm dying to know! Help me out everyone. Thanks!