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Object ID # 1997.027.002abcdef
Object Name Pattern, Clothes
Title House Dress Pattern
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Date Late 1910s?
Year Range from 1915
Year Range to 1920
Artist McCall
Made McCall
Place of Origin New York, New York, United States of America
Description Incomplete dress pattern for "Ladies Slip-on House Dress", likely from late 1910s
It is McCall pattern No. 2064. It has parts marked a-f (this pattern is missing two parts--only has belt, 2 neckband pieces, cuff and pocket pieces left). The pattern envelope has two printed inks on its paper. The lack of colouration on the envelope suggests that it is from the late 1910s (in the 1920s, the company started colourful envelope designs). The neckline and pocket styling also suggests the late 1910s. The pattern is designed for a Size 38 woman. The back side of the envelope is printed with illustrations to guide the cutting of the fabric and to show how to match the notches and close the seams.
Makers mark Printed lettering is damaged, but would have read:
"The New McCALL PATTERN...Patent Pending"
Provenance The dress pattern is appears to date to the late 1910s or early 1920s. It belonged to Ada Luella Rudy (neé Martin) who was married to Jacob Rudy of Breslau, Ontario, c. 1920 and Waterloo, Ontario (1929-1967).

It last belonged to her daughter, Berneice Herter (neé Rudy) of RR#3, Durham.
Collection Textiles, Needlework & Accessories Collection
Material Paper/Ink/Glue
Dimensions W-13.5 L-16.5 D-0.3 cm
Found Durham, Municipality of West Grey, Grey County