1940s Personality Pattern Service 877 Vintage Sewing Pattern Infant Layette, Baby Clothes, Infant Wardrobe

1940s Personality Pattern Service 877 Vintage Sewing Pattern Infant Layette, Baby Clothes, Infant Wardrobe



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Vintage from the 1940s


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PERSONALITY PATTERN SERVICE 877: Use this 1940s vintage sewing pattern from London for infants to sew a layette or wardrobe of clothes for the new baby, including nightdress (nightgown), matinee coat and bonnet, sleeping bag with hood, petticoat or slip, and a long lace gown.

One Size
Layette patterns are wardrobes for infants. Unless otherwise specified, it is intended for newborns, which in modern sizing would be size NB. I think it would fit an infant up to 12 or 13 pounds and 24 inches.

Includes instructions and all pattern pieces (unprinted, precut, and in very good to excellent used condition)

Nightdress (nightgown) details:
- long and flared
- pin tucks at shoulders
- long kimono sleeves gathered at wrists and finished with ribbon ties
- back button closing
- ribbon tie belt

Sleeping bag details:
- flared
- two -piece construction of sleeping gown and detachable base that attaches with buttons
- long kimono sleeves with laced ribbon ties
- front button closing
- pin tucks at shoulders
- hood with laced ribbon ties
- fully lined
- ribbon tie belt

Matinee coat details:
- shoulder tucks
- lined
- jewel neckline with peter pan collar
- trimmed with braid
- ribbon tie closing

Bonnet details:
- fold back brim
- lined
- dart-fitted at neckline
- trimmed with braid
- ribbon tie closings

Petticoat (slip) details:
- long and flared
- sleeveless
- button closings at shoulders
- trimmed with lace and featherstitching

Long gown details:
- pin tucks at shoulders
- fitted bodice
- long kimono sleeves with ribbon ties at wrists
- long gathered skirt
- back loops-and-buttons closing
- trimmed with lace and fixed ribbon bow

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Lisa Geisler Apr 1, 2020

5 out of 5 stars
Package arrived promptly. I can hardly wait to make this item!

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Robin Scott Mar 23, 2020

5 out of 5 stars
Thank you so much! And thanks for the extras!!!!!

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Sophie G. Mar 23, 2020

5 out of 5 stars
Understanding and overall wonderful seller. Pattern is complete and arrived in a protective plastic film. Thank you so much!

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LittleBlackCar Mar 23, 2020