Category Archives: sportswear

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!

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>Finished Project- 1940 Play Suit

>This little project was put away at the end of last summer, and while usually finishing old projects is a bit of a drudgery for me, this one was rather fun!I made this play suit from a pattern from 1940- … 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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>Shoes Dreams Are Made of- 1930s Sandals

>   Shoes being sold on Ebay by aarongonce77 Aren’t these shoes to die for?  A lovely friend sent the link to me.  I’m just 1/2″ off from fitting these darlings but I thought they really needed to be brought … Continue reading

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>Smart Sportswear- Circa 1933-34

> Hope your week is off to a great start!Tonight I’m sharing this lovely page from a vintage catalog that is undated but I probably would put it to around 1933-1934.  I’m particularly taken with the “Boghari” fur effect jacket … Continue reading

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>Newest Pattern! Chic Ahoy- Circa 1937 Slacks, Halter Top, and Bolero

> I’m so excited to announce the latest pattern!  This is a reproduction pattern from around 1937 for nautical inspired slacks that lace up with eyelets at the inside center front waist and are held up at the outside with … Continue reading

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>1938 South American Inspired Farmerettes

> I’ve been working on these off and on for a while now, and finally finished them tonight! Yay! This was inspired from this picture from a Summer of ’38 mail order catalog.  I used this pattern from EvaDress as … Continue reading

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>A bit farther back- Sweaters, 1919

>   Do you ever look in old catalogs, old photos, old movies, and see something that reminds you of yourself?  That’s the way I always feel when I see the girls in catalogs from the WWI era.  It’s like … Continue reading

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>Snow Play- Mid 1930s- What Real People Wore

> In lieu of catalog scans today I’m back to my little picture stash, sharing some fun little snapshots from the mid 1930s of a family or a group of friends in the snow.     Snowsuits are some of … Continue reading

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>A Laughing Trio- Part II

>Luckily my friend who sent the photo I posted yesterday had several more of this little outing. It’s great finding other angles of the same idea, so you can see how it was worn from other angles!   The first … Continue reading

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