Hello my dear readers! It is a bright, sunny Saturday here in California and I am a happy girl today. Many of you are quite familiar with my obsession with the Simplicity S-Series Patterns. I have been collecting and researching them for a few years now and while I was relatively confident that they were from the late(ish) 1930's, I had no proof. None of them have ever had any copyright dating on them. I have scoured the internet and antique shops for old Simplicity pattern flyers - buying every one I could find, and finding no trace inside them of S-Series patterns! (You can see a fraction of my collection of Simplicity pattern flyers here.)
I was at a dead end.
Until recently, that is...
I found this Simplicity counter catalog from March, 1938 on Ebay last week, and while I was browsing the auction pictures, I saw it - a small glimpse of what I knew to be Simplicity S-602! I didn't care that the booklet was in sad condition, and that it had been used as both a recipe book and diary (strange, and fascinating) for 40 some years... I had to have it! Boy, was it worth it! I found EVERY SINGLE S-Series pattern they ever released, both in the index, and in illustrations.
Without further ado, for your viewing pleasure...
|Simplicity S601 and S602, both in my collection.|
|Simplicity S607 and S603, both of which I NEED!|
|Simplicity S604 (in my collection) and S602, which I need!|
|Simplicity S612 and S605, both in my collection. Reproductions of S612 and S605 are now available! Just click on the links.|
|Simplicity S606 and S609, both in my collection.|
|Simplicity S611 and S610, both in my collection.|
|Simplicity S614 in my collection.|
|Simplicity S615, in my collection.|
|Simplicity S616, in my collection.|
|Simplicity S618, and S617, both in my collection. A reproductions of S617 is now available! Just click on the link.|
|Simplicity S619, in my collection.|
|Simplicity S620, in my collection.|
|Simplicity S621, and S613, both in my collection.|
|Simplicity S622, in my collection. (Also, check out the hooker eye shadow on the lower right corner. Lovin' it, girl!)|
|Simplicity S623 and S624, both in my collection.|
So what's next? I need to find only three: S603, S607 and S608, and then I will have them all... Then I will sew them all. I'll be swimming in silk nightgowns and my poor husband will have more vintage boxers (which he wouldn't wear) than he'll know what to do with.
How about you? Do you have something vintage and charming that you obsessively collect?