I only do a little sewing. It's not my strongest suit as a craftsperson. Even so I can't seem to stop myself from buying vintage sewing patterns whenever I find them. I love the idea of recreating something exactly as it was when the fashion was new.
My first big find was a treasure trove of 1940's Vogue patterns. I was so excited to find these because they don't show up very often.
|I really love the militaristic tailoring of this suit. Obviously influenced by the war.|
|This dress is absolutely stunning. It's one of the later patterns in this group but I loved the raglan style sleeve with the tightly fitted waist and full 1950's style skirt.|
|I thought this nightgown had a wonderful classic elegance to it.|
|Love this dress. Especially in the flower print pattern. I can imagine attending an elegant 1940's garden party in this dress.|
|Another patten with the strong influence of military uniforms. The fuller skirt shows the transition from 1940's to 1950's fashion.|
|This dress is gorgeous and quite unique in the collar design.|