My apologies dear readers. I know the blog has been very quiet. I’ve been very overwhelmed. Busy seamstress = absent blogess. But it also = exciting sewing things done (whenever I have time to blog about them!).
I’ve got so much to show you on the 1780s chintz pet en l’aire, and a glorious 1900s project, and a 17th century inspired project. So lots to look forward to!
First, the classic, mid 1930s evening dress:
For a more casual look, how about these natty nautical options. I used the top to for S’s nautical playsuit:
For a more mature look, these day frocks are pretty spectacular. I love the asymmetrical collars.
And another, more glorious, variant on the classic ’30s evening dress. The back options are totally swoon-worthy.
And last, options for a number of little tops. Even if I liked nothing else about this pattern, the fact that one of the models is wearing dress clips would instantly win me over!
Right. Back to sewing!
UPDATE: Found one more I’d forgotten about! Isn’t this nightgown pattern just swoon-worthy? I also love that it is a McCalls #23! So early as a separate non-magazine pattern! And that chorus-girl line of models – so droll!
You can really see how similar it is to some of the evening dress patterns above (no wonder people get confused about whether something is a nightgown or a evening dress! Wearing History & the Vintage Baroness both did fantastic posts about telling the difference – unfortunately I’ve never been able to find the link on Wearing History again, so if anyone knows it please share).
It’s interesting, looking at these patterns, to notice the price differences – from 15 cents to 50 cents, quite a lot in 1930s money! It’s partly based on the pattern type, but mostly about the pattern company. A lot like today!