So what’s left?
Of course, you’ve already seen Advance 4916 and know it is quite a favourite of mine.
There are also hats. Â How cute are the ones in Butterick 1690? Â Best of all, I actually have hats my grandmother made from these as part of scout uniforms. Â D’awwww.
In the children’s clothes vein, I also have, Academy 3450, a pattern for (wait for it) child’s jodhpurs! Â Squee! Â So exciting! Â Tiny they may be, but I am totally going to size these up and make this for myself. Â I think it is wonderful that there was enough of a market forÂ jodhpurs in New Zealand for Academy to do their own jodhpur pattern.
From children to pre-children, I’m pretty sureÂ Butterick 4019 is 1940s (super broad square shoulders, mandarin collars and an oriental fastening are kind of a giveaway), but it’s definitely maternity wear. Â Check out those button front pants. Â I think it’s really sweet and wonderful that the women are shown in flat shoes instead of heels. Â Someone thought about the illustration!
This post is moving backwards. Â Children’s wear, then maternity wear, and now sexy nighties in the form of Butterick 8099. Â Oooh la la!
Aren’t they gorgeous? Â Don’t you just want that negligee?
Not quite as alluring, but ever so sweet, is Simplicity 4756. Â Aren’t the bed jackets and slippers every so darling? Â Especially in those classic ’40s pastels.
And for bedwear you really were meant to wear in front of other people, I’m think Women’s Weekly pattern 88 is a housedress – the ’40s version of a tea gown. Â Both lingerie and acceptable wear for informal dinners. Â It would make a good maternity dress too – nice and expandable.
And last of all, not a pattern for a garment, but Butterick 8715 is still fascinating – it’s a pattern for different sleeve options.
It’s missing the pattern envelope, but the instructions (while torn) are still fascinating. Â Note the way it comes with a pattern for shaping the armhole of whatever pattern you want to put these sleeves on.
You could easily update a 1930s dress to fit the current styles with 1940s sleeves. Â It’s so clever and thrifty.
So, quite a mixed bag, but some fun stuff there!