Rogue Vintage Pattern Pieces

Have you ever had this happen to you? It seems to happen to me a lot. You get a vintage pattern, open it up and discover that there’s not only the pieces you need, but also some random ones that don’t belong to that pattern!

Is there a Pattern Piece Loss Database? There should be. We could be reuniting lost pattern pieces to happy families!
This is the piece I found today. I thought it was such an odd shape and then I realized it must be a facing for a jacket. I looked up the number on the Vintage Patterns Wiki, and there she was, Simplicity 3424, “Simple to make” jackets.
Maybe the wiki could add a thing about lost and found pieces? Or we just start commenting on the pages indicating such?


About EBS

Museum curator, nerd, chronic watcher of TV show marathons, married to a soccer hooligan, vegetarian, obsessive sewer.
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4 Responses to Rogue Vintage Pattern Pieces

  1. I *love* this idea. I can’t bear the thought of all the lost and lonely pieces. Think of the pleasure of completing someone’s pattern….

  2. I have so many patterns that have random extra pieces in them! There should definitely be a lost and found!

  3. I just posted on twitter about this last night because I found an extra piece in the pattern I was working on. It is an unprinted pattern, so I have no clue what it belongs with but it is labeled with a G which I found odd because all of the pattern pieces for that pattern were all labeled with numbers. Did a certain brand use letters? I will have to go through all the patterns I got from that person’s estate and see if it belongs to any of them.

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