I’m lucky enough to own a couple dozen early 1930s (possibly even late 1920s in some cases) patterns, most by Excella. I thought I would put my pattern collection up for other people to use as reference and inspiration. This is 1/3 of the 30s collection. The others will be coming soon.
I was given these patterns in the condition they are in now – with the vintage envelopes adhered to new Manila envelopes. It’s lovely and practical, but without the guilt of having altered the original pattern envelopes myself!
Someday I’ll get around to putting these up on the Vintage Pattern Wiki (no, please don’t do it for me!)
I’ve never figured out how I feel about the circular skirt join on this one:
And this is the pattern responsible for the Red Lips Kiss My Blue Away frock, which started out without the hip flounces as the Little Bit of Red dress, but got remade with them and now shows E3137 in all its crazy early 1930s glory.
The next pattern may be too much crazy early 1930s glory even for me – but you never know!
I think this one is so chic:
I’ve helped a friend make this up, and her version looks gorgeous: