Category Archives: 1939

Finished Project- A Fair Dress for the Fair

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! We spent a lovely weekend together, starting with the County Fair on Saturday, followed by great times with family BBQing, watching neighborhood parades, swimming, and ending with fireworks (although very far on the horizon). … Continue reading

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>Polka Dots, Florals, and Boleros- 1939

>Hello!Spring is now underway! Do you have any Spring fashions you’re in love with or are making?  I admit I’ve been a bit scattered lately (as evidenced by the sporadic blog posting these last few weeks!).  In sewing and fashion … Continue reading

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>Catalog Cover- Fall/Winter 1939-1940

>Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my new sewing machine yesterday!  Can’t wait to sew more things with it!Here’s a fun little catalog cover I thought you might enjoy- it’s from the same catalog as the page I … Continue reading

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>Catalog page- Fall/Winter 1939-1940

>Hope you’re all having a great weekend so far!Here’s a very colorful and very inspiring catalog page from Fall/Winter 1939-1940.  I would personally LOVE to outfit my wardrobe with exact copies of most things on this page. Aren’t they to … Continue reading

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>Jackets and Rainwear- Fall/Winter 1938-40

>How’s the weather holding out where you are?  It’s been just a little nippy here, but I admit I can’t wait for the rain! I hope we get more! Here are some lovely jackets and coats from Fall and Winter … Continue reading

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>Spring and Summer Hats, 1939

> I’ve been plugging away on patterns, but I’ve taken a break from the monotony to divert my attention to a darling little reproduction of a 1930s hat pattern that I’m hoping to have up tomorrow.  This afternoon will be … Continue reading

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>Love the clothes, but give me the shoes!

>Now, I admit I’m not the most avid shoe hound.  I’ve never been the one to go straight to the shoes at the department store and long after something in every color.  BUT- I admit- I am strongly drawn to … Continue reading

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>Play and Sports Togs- 1939

>Summer’s a comin’!  I just got a new old catalog in the mail the other day from 1939 and I’m tickled pink by all the fun playclothes that are in the pages.  Aren’t these too divine?  I’ve been noticing a … Continue reading

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>McCall 3189- Monk Dress

> I made this dress from one of my cherished patterns in my stash, McCall 3189, and afterward looked through my McCall magazines to see if it had alternate views and a description, and it did indeed!  My version is … Continue reading

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>Something for the Boys- Mens Jackets- 1939-1940

>Ok, so maybe not exactly the “Something for the Boys” that you were thinking of, but if I know men and vintage fashion, this might be equally as good 😉I admit to loving mens fashion.  I know nearly nothing about … Continue reading

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