The images on this page are examples pulled from my collection of 1920's vintage patterns and catalogues. I do love to draw inspiration for my designs from the real things, and I am happy to make just about anything for you from a vintage pattern in my collection. Click on the thumbnails to view the the full-sized images.

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This lovely flapper dress was sold on eBay by USVainen, a seller whose knowledge of vintage fashion is astounding and whose descriptions are delightful. This seller has graciously agreed to let me share her images and words on my site, and I think you'll enjoy them as much as I have! The decription of this dress is detailed, so to read it in its entirety, you'll need to click on the link at the end of the opening remark. Well worth the reading!

Circa 1926 Soft Pink Chiffon Beaded Flapper Gown. This is a very soft and feminine 80 year old flapper gown designed to capture the forgotten grace and beauty that the boyish shapes of the 1920s sheath style dresses left behind. The "knee-skimming" hemline of this dress dates it to the mid to late 1920s -- from 1925-1927. Click here to continue the description!

This is a very simple, easy-to-make pattern for a housedress/jumper from the early 1920s. Pockets are conveniently placed and large enough to be practical.

Here are two original designs by Lucile, Lady Duff-Gordon. These images were generously given to me by Randy Bryan Bigham, who is in the process of authoring the first full-scale biography of Lucile. Please see my Lucile Page for more about Lady Duff-Gordon and her designs! (Sketches through the Fashion Institute of Technology.)

This is a super pattern for a simple, everyday 1920s frock, perfect in linen, cotton or other summery fabrics. Thank you to Tuesday's Child for the loan!

This is an early 1920s pattern for undersleeves. I think the styles are truly delightful, and some would even be appropriate for Regency gowns!

Here is an illustration from a 1925 tailoring manual. Note the stylized, sleek hair on the lady.

This is a 1925 catalogue featuring the latest men's suits. I loved the cover and had to scan it to share the woman's very "together" outfit.

Here is a cute shot of four friends sitting on the running board of a brand new Ford. Written on the back of the photo are the girls' names and, underneath, "Emma's new Ford."
Note the "Buster Brown" haircuts and demurely crossed feet. I love the white playdresses!

Early 1920s Dress
Drop-waist daydress with bodice insert and long sash, ca. 1920.
I have modified this pattern for an Edwardian look by raising the waist. This works splendidly.

Mid-1920's evening gown pattern for a night on the town.
Evening Dress Pattern

1920 Catalogue Page
Women's dresses from a 1920 catalogue.

A beautiful coat pattern for a little girl. I love seeing the colors!
Girl's Coat Pattern

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