Do you love looking at vintage patterns? I do! Here are some that I've bought recently - in reverse chronological order:
1970's Vogue Paris Original 2627 Molyneux, Misses Dress
Mid-knee length dress has fitted bodice with bias front and dropped back waistline. Self or contrast bias notched collar, slightly flared skirt (no side seams) with bias front panel forming side front pleats, short or full length sleeves with self or contrast slit bias cuff and button and buttonhole trim. Purchased contour belt.
And look what was inside - A Vogue Paris Original label:
1967 Simplicity 7265 Misses Suit with Two Skirts
The skirts have side zipper and waistband. Skirt V. 1 is straight. Skirt V. 2 is A-line. The lined, double breasted jacket with princess seaming has collar, long set-in sleeves, front button closing and pockets concealed in side front seams. Jacket V. 2 has fur fabric collar sewn over jacket collar or a purchased fur collar may be worn.
It is quite plain, but I bought it from the same supplier to "save postage" haha! And I just love a 60's suit.
1966 Vogue Couturier Design 1797 Jo Mattli, Two-piece suit
Jacket has scallop and top-stitch trim at neckline. Seven-eighths length sleeves and pockets in side front seams. Straight skirt with contour waistband and side back zipper closing.
1966 Vogue Paris Original 1918 Givenchy, One-piece dress and jacket
Loose-fitting straight dress with high V-neckline, has cap sleeves; contour buttoned belt. Pockets in side seams. Slightly fitted double-breasted jacket with bias collar, has seven-eighths length kimono sleeves with gussets.
I'm looking forward to making this one, but have no idea what fabric I will use yet - perhaps I need something new?!
1940's Academy 2029 Dress
This Academy pattern has no description, but the illustration is self-explanatory:
I didn't realise that Academy Patterns were manufactured here in Auckland! Unfortunately I haven't been able to find out much about them so if anybody does know more about them please share - it will be an interesting slice of NZ history. I did find some sewing patterns from "NZ Cutters Academy" from the same era at Te Papa museum, but there were no images to confirm if this was the same company. I feel a quest coming on...!
I've already cut the Academy Pattern out in some stash and will reveal all soon...
In the meantime, which ones are your faves, and what shall I make next!?