Category Archives: 1930s

For Golden Days on the Beach, 1934

Mmm!  Summer swimwear! And 1930s swimwear at that! I thought you might enjoy welcoming Summer with these couple of pages from a 1934 catalog.  It’s almost impossible for me to choose a favorite from this page… A! No, G!, No, … Continue reading

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New Look- 1930s Halter Top and Beach Trousers Pattern

A few weeks ago Nicole from Paper Moon Vintage, Kat from GoForKat,  Allison from Allison Barcenas Photography and I got together for a day of fun in the sun and in the sand, and to take some new pictures! I … Continue reading

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>New Pattern! 1930s Beach Pyjamas and Eton Jacket

> It’s new pattern time!  I’m very happy to announce the latest pattern I have been working on! Just in time for summer sewing is the newest addition. This pattern is suitable for looks from the early to mid 1930s.  … Continue reading

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>What Real People Wore- Ready for their Close Up

> Here’s some vintage German photos of some close ups and a studio shot.  These are great for hair and makeup inspiration, and it’s also somewhat nice, in my opinion, to see that not everyone was as glamorous as the … Continue reading

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>What Real People Wore- Vintage Bathing Beauties

>Oh no!  This post mysteriously went missing! Sorry for the repost, but I wanted to make sure these images were still up here 🙂 I can’t really remember what I wrote, but here again are the images shared: A dream … Continue reading

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>Pagoda Hat to Crochet- 1938

>A friend just let me borrow two really spiffy crochet books from the 1930s.  I thought you might enjoy this silly little hat.  If you do end up making it up please post a link! Click on the image for … Continue reading

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>Circa 1936 Outfit- Tea at Two Dress and Jacket

> Many thanks to my patient husband, who trekked to the park with me after work today to take a few snapshots. I previously affectionately referred to this as “The Football Dress”, but I might be interchangeably calling this “The … Continue reading

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>New Pattern! Tea at Two- Mid 1930s Dress

>It’s that time again! I’ve got a new pattern I’ve been working on- this one a reproduction of a mid 1930s one piece dress.  It’s now available for pre-order on my website! Patterns will start shipping mid next week! I … Continue reading

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>Vintage Peasant Blouses

>I admit to having a weakness for handwork on vintage garments.  Embroidery, smocking, beading, all the little details that are so  beautiful and textural, but which I have absolutely no patience to do myself.  Today I thought I’d share a … Continue reading

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>1936 Boxy Jackets and a Plea for Shoes

>Hi all!What’s your obsession of the moment?  Mine has got to be 1930s boxy jackets! I’m all over them right now.I love sporty styles and don’t often have a coat to match.  I get chilly rather easily, so always like … Continue reading

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