|Doll Clothes Patterns from the Butterick Publishing Company, 1901|
The Delineator magazine was an American women’s magazine that was published by the Butterick Publishing Company from 1873 until 1937. Ebenezer Butterick and his wife Ellen Augusta Pollard Butterick are regarded as the inventors of tissue paper dress patterns, also known as graded sewing patterns in the 1860s. To market their products, Butterick introduced two fashion magazines, the Ladies Quarterly of Broadway Fashions and the Metropolitan in the 1860s.
Both magazines sold the Butterick’s pattern designs by mail order. In 1873, Ebenezer Butterick launched The Delineator, which, by the turn of the century, became one of the most popular women's fashion magazines in America. In addition to men, women and children’s clothing patterns, The Delineator also offered detailed doll clothes patterns to make an extensive and complete doll’s wardrobe. The following patterns were featured in The Delineator in 1901 and, according to the magazine, could be "procured at any Butterick Salesroom or Agency."