Hello! Blogging definitely takes a backseat in the summer, but a few sweet patterns from the 1940s that recently found their way into my hands inspired me to share. These are harder to come by and so therefore all the more precious. Here's one that would be perfect for summer:
Next, Simplicity 3088, copyright 1949. The "one-piece dress" would be nice for summer; I love sleeveless when it's hot. Notice the pin-tuck front on the bodice. I can't imagine sewing that, but it sure is pretty! I was surprised at the good condition of this pattern, despite it's age. A lucky find!
Last, Simplicity 3087, also copyright 1949; a classic, chic look--the bolero jacket and pencil skirt. Version 2 looks like something that Joan Crawford would have worn.
As you see, all three of these are Simplicity patterns--those seem to be the most abundant of old patterns available online. My only complaint about them is that Simplicity didn't always include a copyright date on their patterns until later on. However, that information is usually available on the vintage pattern wiki, and I'm getting pretty good at guessing the date within a year or two just by looking at the original price and the company logo.
These three are all available in my etsy shop if you're a fan of 40s fashions!