Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Those Broad Shouldered Dames...

of the 1930's:

Eva Dress  New York 509

du Barry 1131

Simplicity 1462 Simplicity 1386

Patterns like these gems are available from sellers like Vintage Pattern Lending Library (VPL), EvaDress, Past Patterns, Vintage Martini and Blue Gardenia.

When purchasing a vintage pattern, I suggest finding a pattern you like and doing a Google search with the Brand and Pattern Number for the best price possible. Patterns from this era are rare and cost more than vintage patterns from 1940 and later. I've seen these patterns range in price from $15-25 at one place to $65-$85 at the next.

Pattern images courtesy of Vintage Pattern Lending Library, EvaDress, and Carbonated

3 comments:

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Oh man, thank you for that wonderful eye candy! I want them all. I haven't ventured into vintage pattern buying, but it is definitely tempting.

puglyfeet said...

I love all these vintage dresses. I wish I could sew...

ambika said...

These are all *so* gorgeous. After watching a few Kay Francis movies, it's so tempting to try & find something like this.