Perhaps more than any other item, the circle skirt instantly brings the ’50s to mind! My late grandmother wore these all the way into the late 1960s and looked fabulously glamorous in them. I love this feminine silhouette!
(Click for larger image.) Several years ago, Vogue Patterns brought out its “new” line of “Vintage Vogue” patterns–reprints from the archives that are absolutely fabulous. If you want to make your own, here is the place to go! Be sure to visit the Vogue Patterns Website to see more from this wonderful collection. (Image copyright [...]
Hi I wanted to send through some pictures of the dresses I made from your patterns for a role-playing convention over Easter. The team I play in always costumes, and this year we chose the theme Regency, so I searched found and bought your patterns. I found them very easy to make and very fast [...]
This knock-out pattern is by Vogue–very classy with its princess lines and back skirt panel (just right for dancing).
This Hollywood pattern features a fitted midriff belt with back ties, a V-neckline created by the crossover bodice and softly gathered shoulder yokes. It was my chief source for the 1940s Swing Dress Pattern!
Here is a young Lauren Bacall, right at the start of her climb to fame. She has such a lovely personality, and her clothing–even now–is so classy.
This is a nice, tailored jacket pattern from the early to mid-1940s. I admire the clean lines and feminine fit.
A trio of beautiful leading ladies from the 1940s, looking so glamorous. Left to right: Gene Tierney looks smashing in her evening gown with cape and matching gloves; Veronica Lake (known for her trademark hairstyle) shows off a softly-draped evening gown; Myrna Loy looks cool and chic in her street dress with contrasting pockets.
What a change a year can make! Shirley Temple goes from “toddler” clothes in the 1940 publicity shot at left to the cleanly tailored, young lady look of 1941. Vive’ la Difference! I love the crispness of the outfit on the right and just wish we had a full-length view to see what the skirt [...]
Fifteen-year-old Shirley Temple sits on the diving board behind her home in 1943. Her cute play dress features a white collar and a slightly flared skirt, and note her “grown-up” shoes. (Image courtesy of Rita Dubas and 20th Century-Fox.)