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McCall's Sewing Catalogs from 1968

So Max's mom found for me some McCall's pattern catalogs from the late 60s. She knows I collect them and I was nearly hyperventilating over the fashions in these things.

There are a couple from this catalog that I am planning on plain knocking off, but I didn't include those because they were sort of background photos. Here are some of the best ones! From 2 McCall's catalogs: Spring 1968 and Summer 1968 and you could buy them for 60 cents apiece.

I wanted to share the most interesting photos.







 At this point in time, there was apparently a switch over in pattern sizing in the fashion/sewing industry. This catalog had had a big announcement about it. By these measurements, I am a size 12. Keep in mind sewing sizes are usually not equivalent to sizes of things you buy at the mall. There is also a sneaky thing that retailers do called "vanity sizing" nowadays, look that up if you're not familiar. Many manufacturers differ in sizing due to little to no sizing…