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A bevy of gorgeous 1930s magazine eBooks!

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Free Magazine Samples

NEW: Four 1930s magazine eBooks! There’s a marvelous antiques shop about 15 miles from our home in South Africa that just brims with treasures. Upstairs is an Aladdin’s Cave of vintage clothing and accessories, and, every now and again, I find a new-to-me magazine or pattern book. Well, I hit the proverbial jackpot this week, as the proprietress had just added a stack of 1930s-1950s magazines with gorgeous full-color covers, detailed seasonal fashion plates, knitting patterns, embroidery instructions and so much more. I scooped up the lot and have been scanning madly so I can share them with you! Read more…

July 1935 My Home Magazine eBook

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My Home July 1935 Cover

This beautiful July 1935 My Home magazine eBook contains a wealth of information, including all of the following:

  • Fashion plates
  • A knitting pattern for a summer-weight jumper (pullover)
  • A crochet pattern for a lace fan afternoon tea cloth
  • Embroidery instructions for a floral workbag
  • Helpful hints for etiquette dilemmas
  • A four-page, full-color centerpiece on home decor, plus home decor advice
  • A gardening feature
  • A variety of ads that illustrate the era

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June 1935 My Home Magazine eBook

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My Home June 1935 Cover

This delightful June 1935 My Home magazine eBook contains a wealth of information, including all of the following:

  • Fashion plates
  • Knitting patterns for a jumper (pullover) with soft jabot and for a “sports jumper” with contrasting trim
  • A crochet pattern for a lace fan traycloth
  • Embroidery pattern for a floral cushion
  • Helpful hints for etiquette dilemmas
  • A four-page, full-color centerpiece on home decor
  • A feature on London’s “Olde Curiosity Shop”
  • A variety of ads that illustrate the era

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October 1934 Woman & Home Magazine eBook

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Woman & Home Oct 1934 Cover

This charming October 1934 magazine eBook contains a wealth of information, including all of the following:

  • Five pages of fashion plates
  • “What Colours Shall I Wear in Autumn?” feature
  • A knitting pattern for a jumper (pullover) with ruffled collar
  • A photo feature on popular jewelry
  • An illustrated feature to make an absolutely amazing doll’s house from matchboxes, complete with furniture and working lights!
  • Instructions for an embroidered sewing workbag, a baby’s bib, and a sideboard runner
  • A variety of ads that illustrate the era

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What Makes My Day…

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jordan elisheva

There are some days that opening my in-box leaves me with an especially huge smile on my face. I always love to hear from my customers, but I have a special place in my heart for the youngsters–the ones who discovered their love of sewing early on while using my patterns or while reading through helpful posts on the Message Forum, encouraged by fellow sewists all the way. Read more…

1916 Catalog eBook

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This gorgeous 1916-1917 Perry Dame ladies’ clothing catalog includes many color plates and beautifully detailed drawings of what “New York Styles” were available in this time period. There are pages of dresses, skirts, waists, coats, shoes, hats, underthings, girls’ clothing, and more. Even the original order form with measuring instructions is included!

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To get the two halves of this eBook, you’ll need to add both sections to your cart (you will be charged $3.95 for the first and $3.00 for the second–$6.95 total). The second half is below.


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The Sewing Book by Butterick (1913)

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1913 Sewing Book Sample

Beneath the unassuming cover awaits a treasure trove of sewing knowledge! This wonderful 1913 sewing book was created to instruct girls in basic to advanced sewing, beginning with simple hand stitches, then advancing through projects that increase in difficulty–from simple hems and repairs to aprons, a nightgown, underthings, a middy dress, and more.

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Winter 1915-1916 Weinstock, Lubin Co. eCatalog

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Weinstock Sample

Hailing itself as “the oldest mail order house on the coast,” Weinstock, Lubin Co. of Sacramento, CA, offered a mind-boggling array of clothing and accessories for women and children in the early 20th century. Included in this eBook are 125 pages of beautifully illustrated garments–from chemises and corsets to dresses to outerwear, stockings, shoes, and hats.

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