"Make It Yourself"

by Sarah A. Gordon

Home Sewing, Gender, and Culture, 1890–1930

Butterick 1449 Sleeve

Butterick 1449 Sleeve

This is the optional sleeve piece. Like other brands, Butterick pattern pieces were marked with notches, which indicated where parts of a garment should join, and perforations, which denoted the grain of the fabric and where the piece would be sewn.

Photograph by the author of a pattern in her collection. Used by permission of the Butterick McCall’s Vogue Pattern Archive.