Friday, 9 May 2014

Vintage Pattern

This weeks pattern I am going to showcase is a Woman's Day Pattern, which also included the magazine cutting from May 1949.  It was a holiday find in a thrift store in the Mount Dora area, bought for a mere 50c.  It is a 7 piece mix-match pattern consisting of 2 skirts, 2 pairs of shorts, a bolero, a halter bodice and a blouse.

The magazine article is written by Margaret Parker Gary and is photographed in Bermuda by Leombruno-Bodi.  It is a 4 page spread which I find quite fascinating just to promote a pattern.  Imagine the costs of that sort of advertising campaign these days. 

I love the photographs, for me it sums up completely the essence of the era.  My particular favourite is the one shown at the arrival of the Pan American Clipper in Bermuda.
I don't think I will ever make anything from this pattern, but for me it is a great treasure and will be lovingly kept in my ever growing collection of vintage patterns.  I say this so often but I do wish patterns could talk, imagine the stories they would be able to tell.
Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.  Have a wonderful weekend.


  1. Elegant and feminine ! There are all beautiful pattern !
    Have a nice weekend too !

  2. The photos tell of a time when elegance and grace were common. Love those old photographs. Classic!
    xx Beca

  3. I think vintage patterns are polished and put together. I love the photos and the background of the photos when they put together the layout. Have a super weekend :)

  4. What stunning elegance. Beautiful pics, thank you for sharing. xx

  5. I think that any of those pieces could be worn today as they are so pretty! It would be great to make up for going on holiday as the pictures showed as you could mix and match the different items really well! Hope that you love it whatever you decide to do with it! xx

  6. I think I was born in the wrong era.. not because I could sew these (because with my current skills, I couldn't) but because I think vintage styles are so beautiful! I think those could be worn today for sure, but where I live, everyone resides in jeans which is just so... blah in comparison with history! Beautiful pattern!

  7. Thanks for your lovely comment! How wonderful would it be if some of our today's clothes were still like those! Have a lovely weekend! :)