Friday, October 25, 2013

More Simplicity S-Series Patterns!

Hello lovely readers. Before I get started on some serious homework this weekend, I wanted to show you what I have in my sewing room right now!

As most of you know, I collect a particular line of vintage sewing patterns created by Simplicity in the 1930's, which I call the S-Series. There were maybe 23 different patterns made in this line (I'm still trying to place the exact year and number) and as of today, I now have 20 of them, including the two loveliest that I've been looking for the longest!
Below are Simplicity S605 and S612, two of the most beautiful sewing patterns I have ever seen.

Sadly both are missing a couple of pieces so I'm still hunting for complete copies...

I want to extend a very warm thank you to those of you who have emailed me to let me know about patterns up for sale that I might not have seen yet. I owe most of my success in finding these patterns to you, my dear readers!

I owe my particular success in finding the above to two different Etsy pattern sellers who were kind enough to contact me and offer me incredibly fair prices for their patterns. It's pretty common knowledge how badly I wanted these patterns and neither of them took advantage of my weekness so thank you!
These pattern sellers are Amy of Vienna's Grace and Mary Beth of Retro Monkeys. Both of these ladies have incredibly beautiful vintage patterns in very reasonable prices so I recommend checking them out if you're in a pattern buying mood.

I also added two others to my collection, Simplicity S619: a darling baby romper pattern, and S609; a beautiful nightgown pattern with pretty gathering details at the bodice.

So what's the plan? What am I going to do with these lovely patterns once I have them all? Why, sew them, of course! Granted I'll have to find some small children to dress in the few children's patterns included with this line... but I'll worry about that later...

For now, I have homework which involves me drafting half a dozen bodice patterns in various princess seam variations and since it's going to take for bloody ever, I must get to it.

Happy weekend!

Update: Repoductions of the following S-series patterns are now available in print and download at!
Just click on the links...
S605 Camiknickers
S612 Lingerie Set
S617 Pajamas


  1. How awesome is the vintage sewing community? I love it!!! These are such you know what the remaining three patterns are?

    1. Hi Debi, I know that S607 is a ladies' nightgown but as for the other two, I haven't been able to find any pictures so I'm hunting blind! :)

  2. That nightgown is marvelous!

    It's so great to read how people are helping each other!

  3. So pretty...I love when you post about these lovelies. Congratulations on acquiring them, I

  4. I agree with Debi, the vintage sewing community is very awesome! How else would I have met you, and many of the other lovely ladies on etsy if it wasn't for this fantastic community. Heck, any bunch of folks that'll accept me are good folks by me *LOL*

    Hope your homework went very well...

  5. I am so happy to see that you were able to find two of your favorites! It will be great fun to see you sew up these lovely patterns.

  6. Thank you for the links to the two Etsy shops. They have great patterns! I'm curious to know more about these S series of patterns. Was there anything unique about them?

    1. feel free to email me with more details -