Friday, May 25, 2012

Link to a Free Vintage E-Book

Each Friday, I love to share a recent vintage find.
If possible, I really love to share part of the item's story.

This week's vintage find is a
 pattern for a doll's dress, hat, and petticoat.

The pattern is adapted from a child size dress
 shown in an 1884 Delineator magazine


Although I have seen some antique fashion magazines,
 I wasn't familiar with the Delineator

Butterick published the magazine from 1873 until 1937.

Look at the gorgeous covers.

If you'd like to read an early copy of the Delineator,
 you can download a free E-book to your computer or device.

The magazine's clip art and advertising graphics are stunning!

The doll pattern includes a hat called a "Beefeater"
 modeled after a June 1890 Delineator.

The doll pattern fits 14" and 16" dolls
 and is now listed in my Etsy Shop.

Enjoy your weekend.



  1. This is a new one far me as well. I have been around awhile too. It is neat going back in time.

  2. That is the BEST FIND!!! I wonder if BUTTERICK is the SAME BUTTERICK that was producing patterns??? My VERY FIRST dress I made was from that pattern company... This is SO SWEET and thank you for sharing it!
    Have a wonderful week,

  3. The Delineator has always been a favorite. They are hard to find. You can spend hours in that world. So fun!