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Polynesian (sewing) Patterns Catalogue
Haole'akamai
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From: The Polynesian Port of NOLA
Posted: 2008-10-26 2:35 pm   Permalink

I have been acquiring vintage Hawaiian sewing patterns, most specifically The Polynesian Pattern Company. and recently came across a catalog. It's kinda neat and has that mid-century Tiki element to it, so I thought I'd scan the pages and post them.

Interestingly, although this is a complete catalog, this is not a complete list of all the Polynesian Pattern patterns.























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tikipaka
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Posted: 2008-10-26 4:27 pm   Permalink

Haole'akamai, I take one of the #179 & #180, now get to it and start sewing. Very nice..


 
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Haole'akamai
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From: The Polynesian Port of NOLA
Posted: 2008-10-27 2:24 pm   Permalink

I've actually thought of making one of each of the patterns from Polynesian Pattern Co. I think, though, I'm starting with one that's not in this catalog:


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Sophista-tiki
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Posted: 2008-10-28 07:46 am   Permalink

so coool! Ive also been collecting the same patters, There are a whole bunch of designs in the catalog that ive never seen before. I havent made any of my patterns yet,so many projects so little time!
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Haole'akamai
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From: The Polynesian Port of NOLA
Posted: 2008-10-28 11:44 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-10-28 07:46, Sophista-tiki wrote:
so coool! There are a whole bunch of designs in the catalog that ive never seen before.




That's what I found kinda exciting while I was looking through it. Crazy how some of these patterns are seemingly so rare.
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Atomic Cocktail
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Posted: 2010-09-01 3:36 pm   Permalink

So have you made anything from the patterns? Let's see some pics!

 
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Sophista-tiki
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Posted: 2010-09-01 5:50 pm   Permalink

Im just about to start. I'll be making some outfits with my own fabrics. I wanted to get a couple dresses done in time for Oasis but the fabrics didnt arive in time. If I start NOW I'll have a complete wardrobe out of all my fabric designs by next Oasis. HOWEVER I seriously dont see how anyone will top "the Look of Lava"!!
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amybean
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Posted: 2010-09-01 9:25 pm   Permalink

What a find!! Thanks for bringing this older thread out. I'm working up some fabrics also. Very exciting!

 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2010-09-01 9:47 pm   Permalink

Looks like several of those patterns are still available in various places

 
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Atomic Cocktail
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Posted: 2010-09-03 5:10 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-09-01 17:50, Sophista-tiki wrote:
...wardrobe out of all my fabric designs...



Your own designs-that's fantastic! Please post pics when you finish some garments.


 
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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2010-09-03 8:30 pm   Permalink

OMG...those are great. I wish I had saved my patterns from back in the day. Great collection ya got going there. If I ever see any Polynesian ones in my shopping around I'll nab em for ya.
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