Hmm… I think I need to shake things up a bit with these weekly scans–it seems just about every inspiration post has been 40s-centric lately. Maybe next week I’ll scan some Edwardian images and share those instead! Variety is the spice of life, after all, right?
I hope I haven’t posted these scans before… that would be embarrassing, wouldn’t it? lol. I lately have gotten all fuzzy about what I have and haven’t posted (I blame my seasonal allergies for my spaciness), so hopefully no repeats today! These are scans of a 1940 Hollywood patterns booklet that I bought years and years ago; I think it was one of my first Ebay purchases as a teenager! Sadly it’s really starting to show it’s age and the paper is becoming really brittle. But at least I have scans to preserve these images and share with you too.
I love the skating costume and ski/snow ensemble! Wouldn’t it be so cute to wear a little circle skirt to go ice skating? The sporty jackets at the top are on my list of a project to tackle one day (though I sadly don’t have this exact pattern).
The ruffled pockets on the left-center dress are really unique, which makes me wonder just exactly how they are constructed! I also love the draping on the far left dress’s skirt. Very elegant.
I’ve been head-over-heels for the coat on the right ever since I got this booklet; it seems so flattering and it closes to the neck–great for keeping out the winter chill! The knife pleats on skirt of the left dress are a fantastic detail; something you don’t see a lot in modern fashion.
More coats and dresses… and girl’s dresses! I would love to get my hands on that pattern… just in case I need to sew for any little girls one day.
More day dresses for both the younger and older gals.
Blouses, pinafores and princess-line frocks. I’m not usually a huge fan of pinafore-style dresses (even though I made one earlier this year), but I really like the waist treatment on this; it seems like it would be quite flattering.
Elegant evening wear! I love the idea of the princess-line dress doubling as an over-coat of sorts to give another look to an evening gown; how fun!
Any details or particular dresses that are standing out to you? A couple of these have given me ideas for some possible winter sewing (I’ve got enough on my plate for the fall already!); especially the sporty/lumberjack style jacket… that has been on my to-sew list for years. Maybe 2010/2011 will be the one I finally get to it. I hope you enjoyed these scans! I shall be back tomorrow with an update about my Lady Grey project and some pointers on how to make those buttons…