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"Up for bid is a lot of three vintage dressmaker patterns: M1021, New York Designers Collection, ff, uc, complete; lfvv, uc, ff, printed, mint condition, Paris Original, circa 1950s, Pierre Cardin, V2075 w/label; and Dior, lfvv, cut, vc, complete, Paris Original, V2911." Eh? No, it’s not top-secret navy code or a new texting language designed by teens to stump curious parents rambling through their children’s cell phones. It’s the language of online buyers and sellers of vintage sewing patterns. Of course there are variances in completeness of descriptions and lingo from person to person, but there are general commonalities amongst writers of vintage shorthand. Deciphering this particular auction loosely translates...
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