Monday, May 16, 2011

Mission McCall Mondays: 9041-9050

This week's Mission McCall covers pattern numbers 9041-9050.  For those of you new to the series, my goal is to update the Vintage Pattern Wiki so that it's complete for all McCall patterns from mid 1936-1940.  If you have any source images for any of these patterns, email them to me and I'll add them to the Vintage Pattern Wiki!  A big thank you to Amanda who found McCall 9036 and 9038 last week (9036 ended up coming home with me). I also ended up finding McCall 9018 (a children's pattern) as well. I'll be adding the lot to vintage pattern wiki next week!

The first pattern this week is McCall 9042:
Here's the long sleeve of the same pattern...I really love the ends of the sleeves on this:
But the best part of the pattern may be the button-up back:
Though you would probably need extra assistance getting this dress on!!

Next up is a gown that is already in the Vintage Pattern Wiki, McCall 9043:
ooohhhh ....swoon! Love that back!  And the person that uploaded it into the Vintage Pattern Wiki also uploaded the page it was featured on in the December 1936 McCall style news:
That means we are getting close to 1937!!  And it is likely that some of the missing images from this week may be in the December 1936 McCall magazine!

9044 and 9045 are also already in the Vintage Pattern Wiki.  9044 is a delightful tabbed collar top and skirt:
Here's a close-up of the back view:
9045 is our first men's pattern:

Last up for this week is McCall 9046, an adorable children's dress:
Quite a variety this week, eh?  Which is your favourite?

Missing images so far: 502, 503, 505, 507, 508, 510, 9000, 9001, 9002, 9003, 9006, 9007, 9008, 9009, 9011, 9012, 9013, 9014, 9017, 9030, 9040, 9041, 9047, 9048, 9049 and 9050.. If you want to contribute to the Mission McCall--just email me the images or pattern covers and I'll update them in the Vintage Pattern Wiki.  myhappysewingplace[at]googlemail[dot]com.


  1. I really gotta get off my arse and make a button back dress- swooooon.


  3. Definitely in love with that skirt and top ensemble. Le sigh.

  4. Oh my goodness, that open back dress is fantastic!

  5. I've got a promotional leaflet for Vokins Dept Store brighton for May 1939 which has lots of patterns, the numbers all start with 3. womens day/eve wear and some childrens/crafts.

  6. I love 9043 too, that is just beautiful! I wish I could help but I have very few McCalls patterns and I think my earliest is about 1950. Well done for doing this project, its immense!

    Also nice to see you on Sat, albeit briefly. I adored your hooded dress!

  7. You can view 9047 here:


I read each and every comment--thank you so much!

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