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Vintage Tailor Patterns

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by Mangrove, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. Mangrove

    Mangrove One of the Regulars

    I have found two vintage Finnish tailoring magazines from the collections of the Finnish National Library, Vaatturi ("Tailor", 189:cool: and Kuusisen uutiset (1928-1962). Every number of both magazine contains anything from one to four different tailoring patterns for men, women and boys alike. There is really anything for everyone: suits (morning, stroller, overcoat, tailcoat, smoking, uniform), jackets (windbreaker, sport), boilersuits, trousers (straight, ski, breaches, riding, golf, working), vests, pajamas, skirts, blouses, kimonos etc. These are mainly European styles but few are modelled (or copied) to fit the American taste.

    As said these are tailor patterns, i.e. they are drawn to size based on measurements. What I have done is to draw them in any vector program and get them printed in 1:1 at a print shop or print several smaller tiles which I then tape together. Please send me a personal message if you are interested any of the patterns. The drawing instructions are in Finnish but I can help translating them into English.

    Example from Vaatturi 9/1943: Work trousers (without the instructions).

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  2. Flat Foot Floey

    Flat Foot Floey My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Thank you. I would like to see some more. A draft of a suit jacket would be nice. I have some german tailoring magazines and it would be cool to compare. Also if you have pictures of sporty suits with patch pockets and stuff please post them (additional to the drafts) :eusa_clap
     
  3. Mangrove

    Mangrove One of the Regulars

    Some of the patterns are mentioned to be copied from foreign tailoring magazines (Rundschau and American Gentleman Fashion are mentioned) but most of them are drawn my Finnish masters. Stroller from Vaatturi 1/1937.

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    Viennese ski jacket from Kuusisen Uutiset 8-9/1935.

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  4. Flat Foot Floey

    Flat Foot Floey My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Thank you. I also like this ski jacket. The lenght reminds me of a civilian Ike jacket.
     
  5. That is actually what the famous black Panzer wrap was based on.
     
  6. Flat Foot Floey

    Flat Foot Floey My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Oooh...100% less desirable now.
     
  7. Mangrove

    Mangrove One of the Regulars

    Sport jacket from Vaatturi 10/1934.

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  8. Flat Foot Floey

    Flat Foot Floey My Mail is Forwarded Here

    The back and the pockets look very similar to the country suit Chrome posted here. Very interesting.
     
  9. Mangrove

    Mangrove One of the Regulars

    Kuusisen Uutiset Summer 1950; "lighweight, loose jacket".

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  10. Mangrove

    Mangrove One of the Regulars

    A house coat from Vaatturi 12/1936.

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  11. Mangrove

    Mangrove One of the Regulars

    Forgot to mention that I also have in my possession a number of modern patterns that can be quite easily modified to look vintage, e.g. safari shirts.
     

  12. looks very similar to the one Sproily recently posted. must be something of a Finnish style ?
     
  13. Mangrove

    Mangrove One of the Regulars

    The pattern is somewhat close to Finnish Defence Forces m/27 and m/36 uniforms but I am not sure if there's a connection between them. Here's also another ski jacket from 1933 edition of Kuusisen Uutiset.

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  14. Mangrove

    Mangrove One of the Regulars

    Men's autumn overcoat from Vaatturi 9/1935.

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  15. Mangrove

    Mangrove One of the Regulars

    Women's tailored dress from Vaatturi 11/1933. I did not know that tailors made these during the Golden Era, at least not in Finland!

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  16. Mangrove

    Mangrove One of the Regulars

    Pyjamas from Vaatturi 3/1948.

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  17. Mangrove

    Mangrove One of the Regulars

    German sport jacket from Vaatturi.

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  18. Mangrove

    Mangrove One of the Regulars

    Double-breasted coat from Vaatturi 6/1936:

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  19. Chrome

    Chrome One of the Regulars

    These are really nice, how I haven't commented before :D

    That skijackket is not copied from panzer wrapper, it is otherway around. Panzer wrapper was copied from ski/sport jackets.

    Do these patterns come with instructions?
     
  20. Nick D

    Nick D Call Me a Cab

    That's very interesting. Do you have the collar and/or sleeve draft for it, or was the draft just for the body?
     

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