Category Archives: catalog scans

Swimsuits, 1946

Ahh! Summer! Here’s some divine swimsuits as pictured originally in the 1946 Montgomery Ward’s Spring and Summer catalog. It’s hard to choose a favorite! Happy 4th! Advertisements

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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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>More Lingerie Dresses, 1911

>Here are more lovely Edwardian lingerie dresses from around 1911 from the Gimbel Brothers Catalog.  I wish I could stroll along the park, or lounge in a hammock in one of these lovely dresses.  With Easter coming up, these lovely … Continue reading

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>Silk and Lingerie Frocks, 1911

> I’m amongst those in a flurry of inspiration due largely in part to the series Downton Abbey and it’s glorious costumes.  It doesn’t take much to make me go on an Edwardian kick, though.I thought you’d enjoy these lovely … Continue reading

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>1911 Hats and Millinery Supplies- Gimbel Bros

>Mmm… hats!  Thought you might enjoy these images from a 1911 Gimbel Bros catalog.  Here’s hat blanks, hat trims, and some made up hats.  Maybe they’ll provide inspiration for some millinery creations!   According to the inflation calculator $1 in … Continue reading

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>Spring Hats, 1916

>It’s not often when working on images for the blog that something makes my heart truly sing, but I can honestly say these images did! All at once I was transported to my childhood fantasies of the romanticised past.  Color … 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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>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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>Spectators, 1942

>Hope you all had a great weekend!  Many thanks on all the kind comments on the new repro pattern 🙂  Yay!  If there’s one shoe I’ve been after for years, it’s a pair of early 40s spectators.  I wish there … Continue reading

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>Slacks- First Fashions of the Year- 1942

> Aren’t these two pages positively delicious??  These are both from the same catalog from 1942.  In an ideal style land I would dress just like this every single day and wake up with my hair perfectly styled like the … Continue reading

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