I love searching on Marktplaats (a Dutch kind of Ebay) for vintage sewing patterns. Especially when they are a bargain. Last week I was searching again and found two vintage pattern sewing magazines from the 30s and early 40s. Nowadays I have a small budget and I just bid 5 euros for both of them, not expecting anything out of it. But hey, if you never try you won't get anything. So you can imagine I was very surprised when the seller accepted my bid.
Last Friday the magazines arrived and I'm so happy with them, there are many color illustrations, which is not always the case with (pattern) magazines from these eras. I thought it would be nice to share them with you. And I like to strart with the 40s edition, to be more precisely: march 1942.
I don't really like box coats, but I adore every other tailored coat and suit on these pages.
The pink dress is my absolute favourite dress from this magazine. And lucky me, it's included on the pattern sheet :)
Talking about the pattern sheet: this is going to be a nightmare to trace!
The details of these dresses are amazing!
I love all the dresses of this page. Especially the black and white dress with bolero.
Some lovely skirts with great details! The jumper dress is something I would wear straight away. The ruffled blouses are very cute if you ask me.
A couple of wedding dresses, one of them is also on the pattern sheet :)
Those pleats are such a great feature on the pink dress!
More beautiful dresses, it just never ends!
The dresses on this page or mourning dresses.
I love the coat on the left!
Some stylish garments to wear at home.
This is the back of the magazine withe even more dresses!
I hope you enjoyed it! Anytime soon I will share some illustrations of the 30s magazine.