Authentic vintage sewing patterns: This is a fabulous original dress making pattern, not a copy. Because the sewing patterns are vintage and pre owned, we check each vintage sewing pattern for completeness, for the pattern pieces and the instruction sheet. In many cases the vintage patterns have never been used and are uncut and factory folded.
Pattern by : McCall's Patterns
Pattern Number #9393A
Copyright : 1953 featured in McCall's Pattern Book Promotional dress Pattern.
The pattern is : Complete
Size: 12 Bust: 30 Hip: 33
Dress to make in two views with varying contrasting fabrics.. it consists of one skirt piece and one bodice piece .
Note that this pattern number is 9393A. This means it was featured on a promo display, probably tied in with a McCall's magazine promotion, so the store initially got in double (sometimes triple) inventory, expecting that the store would go through a lot of patterns and needing to have inventory ready. A notes that it was part of a promotion, likely from the magazine, and once the stores sold out of it, it would not be reordered.
The inventory for the displays were always labelled "A" for a single pattern display, or "P" for a multi pattern promo display (those were often done at Halloween for costumes), and when a customer bought a pattern with a promo letter, that pattern was not reordered. But when a customer bought from regular stock, the pattern was reordered to keep the drawers full.
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