Late 1930s glamour

The whole household


is sick so opportunities to sew have been few. I am longing to work in my dress, but have contented myself with stolen moments if fashion research (perusing my beloved catalogues)!

Below is a similar bodice to the dress I am working on, this Vogue pattern featured in an early 1938 Vogue pattern book. Such an enduring style, it would be easy to adapt from some of the modern patterns floating around.


I actually couldn’t resist acquiring the next blouse pattern (below) on etsy… It was rare to begin with let alone in my size! When I get around to it, I actually don’t think it will be too hard to make.


Don’t you just love older fashion illustrations? Beautiful.

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