This Sunday, I highlight the savvy and efficient advertising of patterns from early to mid 1940s war-time pattern companies. You gotta love the idea of getting inspiration for an entire wardrobe from the back of your pattern envelope. Enjoy!
A version of this post originally appeared on Sew Retro and my own blog, but when I received an email earlier this week asking for the link to it I realized I’d stupidly deleted it from both places. Here is a new version with updated pictures. Mail order patterns are a too often overlooked treasure [...]
On November 19th I had a belated Halloween party to go to. It’s been ages since I last went to a Halloween party, so I just had to make my costume myself. Add to that my rekindled love for sewing and my love of all things mid-century, I picked something that was fitting for my [...]
Hi! This is my first post at Sew Retro! I’ve been sewing for years, but, am returning after a fairly long break. I am really enjoying checking out what everyone else is working on! I made up this version of Simplicity 4700, a 1940s pattern for a couple of hats and gloves. This is view [...]