I’ve been having so much fun showing you these images. I love all your comments about the fashions, and the discussions we have had about Japanese society in the post war era.
Ready for some more adorable early 50s fashions for women and children?
This section of designs is all on paper that is quite yellowed and acidic with age. It’s really quite interesting how the paper throughout the booklet is different.
First, some kids hats. I just love that these were necessary enough to be included in the pattern book!
And then, some fashions for boys and girls:
And back to adult clothes:
I really like this artist’s style. The women are so sweet, and reasonably anatomically probable.
This artist also gives a lovely sense of life and action to his sketches:
And finally, a few more children’s frocks:
Next week Monda I’ll show you the very last one.
I love the little sunbonnet. I had one of those – with a big tab at the back to stop the neck getting sunburnt. Very practical – they stay on in the wind. I rather wish they’d make a come-back – such a sensible sunhat.
Aren’t they cute? I had hats like that as a child – my parents were fanatical about sun safety. They still do wear hats like that in Japan. You see tourists in Hawaii in them.