DATING VINTAGE CLOTHES with SEAMS. DATING Suggestion: Identify perhaps the apparel has frenched, serged or pinked seams
TOP LEFT: Frenched Seam (1900-1940s)/ TOP RIGHT: 1950s Pinked Seam / BOTTOM: Post вЂ™50s Serged Seam (supply: Flickr Commons)
PRE-1940s: French seams were utilized on change of this century clothes through the 1940s. French seams would be the neatest finish of seams, once the natural sides associated with material are completely enclosed for clean lines.
1950s: Pinked seams вЂ” which look like scalloped teeth вЂ” are most frequent on clothes through the вЂ™50s as it had been the easiest method to cut a seam without leaving fraying behind.
While вЂњpinking cuttersвЂќ were patented in 1893, it absolutely was the innovation of theвЂњshears that are pinking (essentially scissors) by Benjamin Luscalzo in 1952 that popularized this seam design.
1960s: Serged seams exchange the seam that is pinked the 1960s. Serged seams are an overlock stitch that highly secures the textile and simply leaves a zig-zag like pattern behind.