Wednesday, June 16, 2010

1940's Fashion Designs for Sewing Patterns

I've been collecting every pattern cover I can find from the era, click on the image to enlarge it.   

As I was sifting through these designs I felt some of these were very 'mid century modern' or 50's.  Then I remembered by the end of WWII Dior latest design that was called "the New Look" began to influence the formerly masculine designs of wartime clothing. Which soon developed into that waspish appearance that is characterized by the 50's. 


Stefanie Valentine said...

Wow, that is a lot patterns!

Forties Fashions said...

I wish I owned ALL of them, but sadly they are very costly!! BOO!! I just have to settle for taking pictures of the covers on the net. The average cost of most of these was between $35.00 - 55.00!! That sure would add up.

sharonegoodman said...

thank you so much for sharing. what a wonderful collection. you should make wrapping paper with all of your patterns. may you be blessed to continue your special work.