Saturday, December 22, 2012
4577 "Santa Claus" Suit
The envelope and typeface lead me to believe that this pattern might have been manufactured by the Beauty Pattern Company (1188-90 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, New York.) Beauty Patterns were sold through newspapers, but I've been unable to find any reference to this one; I suspect it was available through their mail order catalog, which could be purchased for ten cents.
The double-breasted coat gives Santa a rather official air; imagine two rows of shiny brass buttons!
Leggings rather than trousers would be quicker, less expensive, and probably fit a wider variety of Santas.
This unprinted pattern does not appear to have been used.
Merry Christmas, everybody!
Posted by andrea.at.the.blue.door at 12/22/2012 04:36:00 PM
Labels: 1910s, costume, men's clothing, occupational garment, Santa Claus, work wear
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What a great pattern! Do I get on the naughty list for looking at those spats/leggings and thinking they'd look wonderful in velvet for keeping you warm while wearing a flimsy Christmas dress and shoes under a winter coat?
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