I gave you just a tiny taste of some of the darlingness in the early 1950s Japanese pattern book. Here are a few more.
Lets look at the suggested fabrics:
There are clearly different sections in the book, with different styling. I think the above fashions were ladies fashions, and these are junior frocks:
Aren’t they so lovely and young and fresh?
There are children’s fashions too:
I find it very interesting that the kids look Japanese (or at least fashion drawing Japanese), while the adults are either Caucasion or very generic any-ethnicity.
And then there are these ladies. Who simply don’t have half their faces
The simple dresses are livened by lovely details, and the beautiful fabrics.
I hope you enjoyed them! More in a few days!
I love the top brown one too, but I thought of funny looking forks when I saw the fabric pattern–it is odd isn’t it? That one dress…gracious…that would take one hot mama to pull it off! Matronly doesn’t even begin to describe it!
I love all of these 50s fashions, by the way. It’s one of my favorite eras.
I’m totally in love with the very top middle dress. Love.
haha one of the little boys looks like he’s wearing lederhosen!
Lederhosen diapers to boot! Those overalls are truly dreadful!
I just noticed how Anglo those women look, then realized what was going on in Japan in the 50’s… Post-war occupation. I always knew it wasn’t just a military occupation but a cultural one, so this is even more interesting…
I’m always a sucker for simple dresses with tucks- wide, thin, vertical, horizontal, everything in between…
Love them…wish kids still dressed like that!!!