If you go to witness2fashion.com, under Dating Butterick Patterns 1937 -1977 you will find a chart like this one — but larger and easier to read.
and the number of the pattern on its cover, a numbering sequence can be established.
What I mean by "dating" in this context, of course, isn't the romantic prelude to a longer-term relationship but knowing how old something is.
And knowing how to date the objects we collect or sell is often easier said than done. Many problems in dating begin with maker misattribution.
Up until the later part of the 1940's fielders gloves had no lacing between the fingers.
At witness2earlier patterns are listed on another page: Butterick patterns 1920’s to 1937. I’m especially grateful to Sarah, because I still have a few years without any data from covers, and she was able to supply us with numbers from 1962, an important year.The decade starts off with many designs, continued from the 1930s. Full modern tunnel webs began to be used by the end of the decade.The development of glove design, slows during the war years, but development takes off strong afterwards.If you're having problems identifying your object, one of these resources may help.Several years ago, I was given an antique Singer treadle sewing machine that has been passed down through my family for a few generations.