July Pattern Showcase!

Oh, I have been bad this past month. Ohh!



This above Du Barry I am so sweet on. I find it terribly difficult to find Du Barrys from the 1940s with any interesting bits. 

I also added some antique patterns to my collection. They are not in the best shape, but they will be great for my Steampunk costumes.


As I was counting pieces I found this receipt in the above skirt pattern.
1918, baby!



This pattern I think was the best get, the cheapest, and I think now one of the most rare in my collection. It's a bathing suit! The size is gone from the envelope, but measuring the pieces, I think it's a 40 bust! Squeee!!!!! I'm super excited about it!

*Whew* I told you, I was baaaaaad this past month. 
But being bad never felt so good.

5 comments:

  1. Great finds! Can't wait to see how you sew that first pattern. It's so pretty.

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  2. Wow, they are so stylish. I'd ask why they don't make dresses like that anymore but I sure couldn't wear them, all willowy and flowing, and neither could most of my friends so maybe that's why!

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  3. Nice score! Some beautiful dress patterns, I also can't wait to see what they will become.

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  4. I love the first pattern, especially the green short sleeved version :) And patterns from 1919, that's amazing! The first bathing suit would make a fun dress.
    I was trying to read the receipt:looks like sateen, snap, belting, ???? Everything for a skirt it sounds like.

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  5. Ahh...I was bad this month too but bought many beautiful out of print retro vogue dresses in my size! I have never been so happy and sheepish at the same time. However, I am now on 'ebay probation' with my better half. Alas I saw this item (360379724343) and cannot bid on it myself but then I thought of you. Ohh the scallops and in your time period too - Bless the full button shirtwaist. The price is high but you can make a reasonable offer. If you like it and can get it at a decent price, please sew it up and show it off!
    Cheers, Leanne
    Patterns are for sewing not saving. Start an everyday revolution and sew something today.

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