On May 18 I showed you half of my early 1930s Excella patterns. Here are the rest (and one non-Excella pattern just to mix things up).
I adore this one. That wrapping scarf. So swish! I’m waiting on the right time to make the whole dress, but I have made the skirt part as a business skirt, which I loved and wore to death.
Isn’t this one so adorable? It just sings of sweetness. I’m not sure the top and skirt go together though. Maybe if the ruffle and contrast pieces were in the same fabric?
This dress is possibly the simplest, but may very well be my favourite. Such lovely simplicity of line.
From simple to sophistication. Va-va voom!
And this one may be my least favourite. It feels like Excella needed to make a pattern, and so they just married some bog-standard dress elements to make a new design. Couple of skirt panels, some simple sleeve variants, cowl neck, tie it together with a sash. Eh. Good enough.
Doesn’t this one just say 1930s? I see Joan Crawford in Grand Hotel, Myrna Loy in the Thin Man, Claudette Colbert in It Happened One Night. Happiness.
OK. Can’t decide on favourites. Love this one too. Imagine it in deep dusky violet with golden yellow bobbles on the neck and belt. Swoon.
And finally, one you may recognise. It’s my wedding dress! Only with a different bodice.
I don’t know what company my final pattern is by, but I adore it. I like that they showed it in a print. I also love that it has an age with the size. And that you see it with a hat and a pocketbook.