I'm delighted to share some early McCall patterns (all of them for sale at A Golden Afternoon on Etsy). A big thank you to Vicki who blogs over at Another Sewing Scientist for sending me the link to these patterns. They are some beauties....
The first one is McCall 9152 which is from the early 1900's:
I'm just loving the James McCall logo on the side of the pattern envelope and all the directions printed on the back.
The next pattern is McCall 2173 for a lovely bed jacket. Don't you just find the drawing of the woman mesmerizing?
Again, this is from the early 1900's. The pattern says 'patent applied for', which I find really interesting!
The next pattern is a similar one but for a nightgown (McCall 2205) and it says: 'Patented, March 1908'. Which makes me think the previous one is from either 1907 or 1908 based on the pattern number.
pattern leaflet from 1907 that I posted about in January which had the guide for all the notches on the patterns (that Lauren from Wearing History kindly scanned for me).
Last up is a little girl's dress (McCall 9403). I think this is the oldest one of the lot but I'm not sure what year it is from: