Pattern Catalogs

  I was browsing the local Goodwill in the craft section when I happened upon a box that caught my eye. I had heard about the Lutterloh system many years ago and had forgotten about it, but the box was intriguing. I looked inside and saw all the lovely illustrations for patterns but I didn’t [...]

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As promised, lots of pages from another edition of Modes et Travaux, this time filled with summer dresses and beach wear over on my blog. Modes et Travaux, June 1953

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I just posted pages from the August 1952 edition of French magazine Modes et Travaux over on my blog, with another issue to follow in a few days. Come and take a look!   Modes et Travaux, August 1952

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Wanted to share this Singer reference book my Grandma gave me recently.  Published in 1955 this book only cost 95 cents.   My Granny would of been around my age, 35, at the time she was learning from this book. I can’t wait to go through this book.   It discusses a little bit of everything and [...]

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More images from Deutsche Moden Zeitung on my blog

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Good morning and wonderful Sunday, everyone. This Sunday I have stylish British patterns from a late 1930s pattern booklet. Enjoy.

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Today I was looking on ebay for random vintage loveliness and I came across a couple of Modes et Travaux magazines from the 1950′s. I already have several but I have a problem and just can’t seem to stop… which led to me seriously diminishing my paypal account, and writing a blog post to make [...]

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Today for your eye candy super happy fun time I have pictures of the very best that  Modes et Travaux had to offer in fashion, sewing, and hand work in December of 1949. I published this over on my blog A Few Threads Loose and thought you might all enjoy it. If you’re into this [...]

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My instructor brought in to class last week this amazing, yet deteriorating book of fashion illustrations from 1940.  Hopefully next week I’ll get to scan more.  Here are a few!   More images on my blog!

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This Sunday I have a hodge podge of 30s fashions and patterns from various catalogs.

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