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.)
This is a page of Fall fashions from Woman’s Day Magazine, 1946. Note the color samples the ladies are showing off. At this point, fashion still hasn’t moved away from the fabric-conserving lines of WWII, but skirts are a bit longer, and you can see a move toward the emphasized hipline on the model at […]
Here is a late 1940s “wrap” dress. You can see how the style is starting to edge into the 1950s with the emphasis on wider shoulders and hips.
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