Along with the other patterns in my grandmother’s stash, I found several of these patterns published by The American Weekly. They were mailed to her. According to this website, the information in the metered postage says that this pattern is from the 1950’s, but no specific year was given. It seems that a popular way for homemakers to order patterns back then was through mail orders in magazines. Other popular designers of the era included Marian Martin and Anne Adams. There really aren’t that many great pattern history websites out there, this is the only one I was able to dig up so far, but I’ll keep looking. If you have a favorite place to get info on old patterns, please leave me a comment and let me know! Now, onto the pattern.
The American Weekly 9262
Blouse and Jumper
Not much information given on pattern. No description of garments. A total of 12 printed pattern pieces, 6 for the blouse and 6 for the jumper. Only information really given introduces “new improved printed pattern.” Postage on envelope says 1 1/2 cents. . .but no date. Pattern belonged to a Carol Kurilo and seemed to have been leant to Alice. Above “American Weekly” on envelope, it reads, “contents-merchandise postmaster: this parcel may be opened for postal inspection if necessary, return poatage guaranteed.” And yes, poatage was typed on the envelope.