Tuesday, November 5, 2013

1950's and 1970's Vintage Clothing Patterns - Mother and Daughter



I have been 'missing in action' over the last month, but here I am at last. I had an operation a couple of months ago and I am fine now, but I have 'developed' another couple of symptoms that need looking in to. Nothing like everything happening at once!! Anyway, none of this has kept me away from the Op Shops, and I got this sweet little Enid Gilchrist pattern book for Women and Teenagers yesterday.


They suggest mixing and matching the skirts and tops to create many looks:


This pattern is for a slip to wear under a dress which '...fit(s) smoothly at the waistline, yet have ample fullness around the hem. You will like this pattern." I like the nifty panel insert under the bust and at the center back.


The advertisements are hilarious; one for the Commonwealth Savings Bank (an Australian bank which is still going strong) which advises teens to save up for their wardrobes with one of their bank accounts.


And this one for a Bernina Record sewing machine.


Going forward to 1978 is this cute pattern for little girls' dresses. I just love the artwork on these old patterns, and that is the reason I get them when I see them. This one has come all the way from Perth, by the looks of the shop stamp on the pattern cover.


I got a new follower recently; thankyou Nymphaea!

7 comments:

nymphaea said...

Hi Lizzie, I hope you're feeling well! These old patterns are great, I like the style of the drawings! Linda

Lizzie said...

Aren't they great! Thanks for your kind words too.

Ann said...

Love these old patterns. I used to make all my own dresses but seem to have lost the knack. I've made a couple of tops and trousers recently but finding it difficult with the fit these days. I buy the old patterns when I see them at the charity shops. Love that slip pattern.

Lizzie said...

These fashions were such an elegant flattering style. Yes, sewing can be a frustrating task when it comes to fitting. Perhaps you could show us some pictures of the clothes you made on your blog?

Ann said...

I've got another blog that I show the other things I'm interested in. I've recently been buying some clothes but further back their are a couple of things I made. http://calicoandcards.blogspot.co.uk/

AudraBark1 said...

I love old patterns, although I prefer the style of the 30s and 40s. I finally gave up on making my own clothes, though, because they never turn out quite right. Much easier to sew for dollies, who never complain!

Lizzie said...

Dollies don't usually complain about what you make them, although I think they get jealous when another dolly gets an new outfit and they don't :P

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