Historical information

Paper patterns have been used by seamstresses and home sewers throughout the 20th century and are still used today. The Simplicity Pattern Company was established in New York City in 1927 by James Shapiro and distributes patterns world-wide. Spotlight is the largest chain store in Australia selling fabrics, craft and interior decorator supplies at 100 stores throughout Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. It is currently situated in Warrnambool at 84 Raglan Parade.


This dress pattern is of minor interest as coming from a local Warrnanmbool shop. It may be useful for display.

Physical description

This is a paper envelope containing the instructions and cut-out material for a child’s dress. There are three loose items inside the envelope.

Inscriptions & markings

‘Simplicity, 7009, Daisy Kingdom’
‘No Exchange, Spotlight, Warrnambool’