Thursday, December 20, 2007

Lutterloh Vintage patterns






A couple of months ago I purchased some sixties vintage Lutterloh pattern books and this is one of them. The patterns are based on the "the golden rule" in which you only need two measurements (hip and bust) to make a pattern using a special ruler. I love these patterns they are so cute. I have included a sampling of the patterns, but the book has like 400 different patterns in it. I am hoping to make some of them for spring.



9 comments:

Tany said...

Oh, the models are gorgeous! You have a real treasure there!

Faye Lewis said...

Where did you find the vintage Lutterloh system?

007gurl said...

I bought the vintage Lutteroh set on Ebay.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Oooooohhhhh I want the book just for the illustrations! What wonderful inspiration pieces those are!

Amanda said...

I just happen to look at my vintage book this morning and decided to look it up...gosh, its a true collectible...wow! Mine was printed between 1954 and 1958...wohoo...still have all the original pix in it etc....such a useful book. I saw one sell online for 1000 Australian dollars. I am so happy I bumped into mine its fantastic.

Diane said...

Where did you find when it was published? I have one like it and don't see a date anywhere. Would you mind sharing where you found the information?

Thanks, Diane

Angel said...

Hi, I made a research and I founded your blog. You've got a great issue of Lutterloh. I've got an issue of 1974 and I wander if you would like to make an exchange of patterns with me. My mail is : angel.go@free.fr.
Have a nice day!

LunaDragon said...

Lutterloh patterns have been around for a long time. They are basic blanks for any one in the size range but do need fitting. So they are basic slopers before fitting. The book you bought are mixed supplements. 4 supplements come out each year. So it could be a mixture of different years. I also have that book. There are numbers on the first pattern page(depneds on the year if they are on the pages). If you count the pages till the next set of changed numbers you can break the supplements up. Also the supplement number is on that page. It may look like 023705 the 237 is the supplement number. I hope this helps you. It is a wonderful system.

Great Dames said...

I purchased my original at a Lutterloh class at Hancock Fabric back in 2003. Since then I have also picked up a 1939 version and a 1986 from Ebay. What a find. We make a lot of WWII era costumes and the 1939/41 version is quite useful. I can draft it to fit any body style using their bust and hip measureements. I have not bought a preprinted pattern in a long time. Lutterloh is the way to go. Check it out on ebay and google. I paid $47 for the 1987 version over 100 patterns, a little more for the 39/41 version and nearly 200 patterns were included. Simple instructions and you can go to Lutterloh website and go through there online training. I am teaching this system to my friends and others. Go there.