After scouring through patterns websites in search of some vintage gems, I've discovered that Etsy is the place to go. I contained my excitement as much as I could when I discovered the popular 'Hollywood Patterns'.
My oh my, these babies are just gorgeous.
But before I start gushing over the photos, here's a brief history of the company taken from Cemetarian
"Created by Conde Nast in 1932, the Hollywood Pattern Company quickly became popular due to the photos of favorite radio and movie stars that graced the envelopes. Collectors of Hollywood memorabilia often look for sleeves with their favorite stars. Original pattern prices ranged from 15 cents to 25 cents. Their manufacture stopped after World War II and due to their short production span they are harder to find and considered highly collectible. The patterns with a STAR from the War years are the most prized of all."
And to prove just how captivating these patterns are, I've collected some images from google showing you some of the envelope covers.
I myself only have 2 Hollywood patterns (so far!) and will be using one of them in an upcoming Sew Weekly Theme challenge which I am VERY excited about. Hint: ACADEMY AWARDS