reposted from 27 Oct 2014
Remember last month, I mentioned that I’d spent a happy evening rummaging through a treasure trove of vintage patterns at my friend Jas’s? Well I also took LOADS of pictures to share with you! CHECK THESE OUT! Along with a gorgeous batch of funky 70s wear, I also fell in love with a whole bunch of Vogue Designer originals from the 60s, and even some 40s and 50s lingerie patterns that had belonged to Jas’s mum, with all the pieces and instructions (not that they gave many!) still complete:
We managed to find a few of these older ones on Vintage Pattern Wiki, but the daywear dress below left, with half the number missing, we couldn’t track down. Judging from the style I reckon it must be 1950s. Any info, anyone?
Now, what about these Vogue Designers from the 1960s? Here’s a Belinda Bellville from 1969. She was the founder of Bellville-Sassoon, went on to design for the likes of Princess Di and was responsible for that pink number she wore on her wedding day. Think I like her 60s styles better!
This next one by French design house Patou, was featured in the trendy French magazineL’Art et la Mode in 1964, as shown in the repro by Paper Pursuits below
The top two are from 1968 & 69; this last one has been hard to date, but I reckon early- to mid-70s. It just oozes that lazy-but-glitzy-but-slightly-sleazey 70s style!
Now I’m off to rethink my Vintage Sewing Pattern Pledge yet AGAIN….
PS – many apologies to commentors whose comments were obliterated in the Blogmove Disaster – please do feel free to re-post!