I recently received a large lot of vintage sewing patterns that I plan on listing. I was wondering if there is any way of dating these? ObviousIy I can get a general idea based on the pattern style and picture on the front but some of these are unopened and I don't see copyright dates etc on the outside of the package. Any help is greatly appreciated.
McCalls has the dates on their patterns.
The rest of the pattern makers can be identified by the changing pattern graphics.
Most buyers search by era, 1960's, 1950's and so on.
Make sure you count the pieces to make sure that are complete.
If the pattern is unused factory fold or FF is searched.