Quote Originally Posted by Alessandra Kelley View Post
Butterick has some just out of print patterns, like B6337, a 1915 two piece suit. I accidentally got two copies, so if you fit size 14-16-18-20-22 PM me and I’ll mail it to you.
Wow, that's very kind of you! I just looked up that pattern, but I think it's too early for me. My sweet spot for this particular costume seems to be right at 1916, when skirts get shorter and fuller, just before they go slim again. The kimono bodice is still in fashion, as are wide, gathered sashes, both of which fits with my crossover plan. I need to do a sketch to cement exactly what I need. But thank you! I really appreciate the offer.

What's annoying is, I've got a (reprinted) pattern catalog from the 19-teens . . . but those patterns are, of course, no longer available. I wonder what would happen if I wrote the company and requested a specific pattern from 1916 and included the advertised cost (something like 10 cents)? I probably wouldn't get my pattern, but it'd be funny as heck!