30 Sep

The newest fashions (in 1903)

From The Delineator, summer 1903:

The Delineator was published by Butterick, the sewing pattern company, and included fashion articles and pictures, along with short stories and other articles. In one 1903 issue, there is a mention of the recent passing of Ebenezer Butterick, who founded the Butterick company in 1863 — and invented the graded paper sewing pattern.

The Butterick company still exists, but it is now part of McCall Pattern Company (which I think has itself been acquired by some other firm). Butterick patterns, for some weird reason, always seem to have annoying and confusing directions, compared to other pattern companies. I don’t know why. I’m glad they still exist, though.

3 thoughts on “The newest fashions (in 1903)

  1. Hi,
    I found your flickr while looking for a espresso cup..Random I know but then I came to your blog. I love it. I am downloading “The Delineator” to peruse. Back to espresso do you have any idea who makes an espresso cup with the letter “P” and Made in Italy? I found some thrifting today and I have looked all over the internet to no avail…
    Thanks,
    Stephanie

  2. I’m sorry, I don’t know about a cup that says “P” on the bottom. Most of the Italian espresso cups I find in thrift stores around here say “ACF”, like the ones you see at http://greatinfusions.com/espcupcart.html . I have a couple other brands as well. Usually if it says “made in Italy” I buy it, because they are usually heavy and well-made. But I don’t have any with the “P” label.

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