I found Simplicity 2733 at an op-shop a few days ago, and it has turned out to be quite a fascinating piece.
On the surface, it looks simple: a basic late ’50s blouse pattern:
The pattern wasn’t a lot, and I was in a hurry, so I didn’t inspect it at the op shop. When I came home and opened it up, I was surprised for two reasons.
First, I got a bonus! It also included most of the pieces (all but the longer sleeve view) and the instructions for Simplicity 1735. Sweet!
The second surprise? Simplicity 2733 is late 1950s, but the pattern is a non-printed, pre-cut perforated pattern, of the type that you rarely see in post mid-1940s patterns. I have never before seen a 1950s pattern of this type.
What a conundrum. Why is this particular pattern so old-fashioned? Are all copies of 2733 like this? Or was this pattern produced in NZ, using older technology, meaning that the NZ version of the pattern is different than the usual international version?
Any thoughts? If you own Simplicity 2733, what is your version like?