An enchanting holiday offering from Vogue and Simplicity is a child’s dress and pinafore.  Both the Simplicity presentation and the Vogue presentation suggest winter holidays, but they are classic fare of a little girl’s wardrobe.  Vogue 1326 was issued in 1975 and was featured in their November/December 1975 pattern magazine.  I have no other information on Simplicity 9818 other than it was issued in 1980.  The major difference is the Vogue pattern offers two different styles of pinafores.












As winter blows in and coat patterns become more sought after, I stumbled on a McCall’s pattern that was re-released.  The only thing that appears to have changed is the pattern number.  McCall’s 5092 was released in 1990 and McCall’s 6717 was released in 1993. 







This next one slipped by me so many times that I nearly gave myself whiplash when I finally noticed it.  Brief research indicates Vogue 2112 was issued first, as the pattern first appeared in their April/May 1969 Vogue pattern magazine.  Butterick 5548 appeared in their home catalog issue; Winter 1969.  Closer examination of the pattern reveals that both patterns have nine (9) pattern pieces.  The difference appears to be in the bodice.  The Vogue pattern bodice has an extension creating the illusion that the dress has a tie piece, when the bow is an actual trim attachment.  The Butterick pattern simply has the bow as trim attachment. That is the only difference in the two, although the construction/assembly is different.









The simple, classic lines of this particular dress makes it timeless.  It whispers a subdued elegance and is feminine without being frilly.  Vogue 2112 was and still is very popular.  Anyone who has shopped for this pattern knows the current asking price is rather high.  Butterick 5548 may prove to be an acceptable alternative that delivers what you seek. 





 An honorable mention goes to a Vogue pattern and a Spadea pattern.  They are not the same, but have very similar lines about them.  The Spadea pattern was issued in 1953 as a Varden Petite offering; Spadea 1103.  (Varden Petite was a fashion house in New York City on Seventh Avenue and specialized in upscale clothing for women who were 5’4” and under.)  Both are unique with crisply tailored and sophisticated style.  Vogue 1289 was issued in 1954 and the designer was Schiaparelli. 


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