1948 Simplicity Needlework Catalog

I am so excited to have won this old catalog on ebay for only $15, which was a great deal in my opinion.  It is big (11″ x 13″) and although the cover is shelf-worn, the pages are pristine and the illustrations are wonderful.  The catalog contains pictures of every Simplicity needlework pattern in their 1948 library.  The pictures are very detailed (they appear to be the illustrations/photographs on the original pattern envelope), and it would be easy to duplicate many of the embroidery and applique patterns from the pictures.  There are 192 pages separated into 4 categories:  Modern & Miss, Children’s Section, Women’s Section, and the Household Section, with 2 pattterns on each page.

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