S-4119 pattern is amazing! A lovely dress with a puffed sleeve princess coat! There is one for sale on etsy but maybe I just might find one cheaper in the future.
Below is a comparison of 1929 to 1939. I find it delightful how they compare just ten years ago to the "present" 1939.
"Gone (forever, we hope) is the straight, shapeless silhouette. In its place, we find the skating girl skirt wide flung and graceful, or a sleek, tailored skirt, or even a Minaret or tiered frock."
The feature discusses the shoulder style of 1939...I'm all about the poof! In their words "arrogantly pinched and puffed, but never turn downward like the mouth of an unhappy child as they did ten years ago". Think this article is a little bias to 1939:)?
"Spring 1939 - year of colour and corseletted chic" Corseletted, now this is a new word to me.
I believe you can double click on the image to enlarge and read.
A lovely lady, I would love to see the pattern envelope for this perfectly "suited" outfit. The lady kind of reminds me of Christina Applegate. What do you think? Maybe it's her grandmother?
I like to scout out cheaper patterns and I happened to have this pattern below prior to buying the book. Pretty neat eh? I thought I scanned a copy of the envelope but can't seem to locate it, I'll share it in a future post.
Love these blouse patterns! I want them all but especially Vogue 8255 and 8289. I hope one day I can find one of these grand patterns.
I'm trying to decide on my next sewing venture. I'm thinking it's going to be the pattern to the left (from 1940). Which one is your favorite? I'm also going to have to lay out the pieces to see if this fabric will work. It was a piece of fabric that I had from my old quilting days. Wish me luck!
I have a hard time opening these envelopes when everything is all nicely folded inside almost factory like. I'm going to practice bound buttonholes and fabric covered buttons so it should be a learning experience.