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Fashion sense in the 1940's was all based upon the war.
The US government was rationing items such as cloth, rubber, and metal so the fashion industry had to adapt.
were 50 cents, while in the late 50's this became common price for all patterns.
Early 60's kept this price and children's patterns remained this price for awhile in the 60's.
(With unprinted patterns you match notches and cutouts together).
The government also put restrictions on how much yardage could be put into a piece of clothing.