Friday, April 23, 2010

Friday Fashion Inspiration

Check out these amazing McCall dresses from 1938:

I'm particularly in love with #9919 above.  Check out the buttons running down the back, and the neckline!  SWOON!

And how about #9921 below?  I LOVE the little blouse underneath the long flowing dress.  I do not, however, envy the process of sewing all those teeny tiny buttons down the front (but it would be worth it, no?)


And in case you were wondering what the green number looks like from the front or the others from the back:

Which one is your favorite?

15 comments:

  1. They are all gorgeous, but I adore the green one! (Those who know me will not be surprised by that!) I love the back panel, and the way the bodice gathers into it - stunning.

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  2. Beautiful collection of dresses! My favourite is the black one with a thousand buttons down the front, you can't help but look her up and down in that dress. Imagine if they were all bound-buttonholes? In fact, they probably are!

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  3. Oooh I think the first green one, with the amazing back...although I love the sweetheart neckline on 9904, yum!

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  4. I love the black one. I think buttons that go the length of a garment look so special. Imagine using little black jet buttons or something similar. Sigh. It would be so beautiful.

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  5. I love the dress with the sleeves, though the green number reminds me of that green dress in Atonement, really pretty. I wish 1930s patterns were easier to come by! :D

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  6. Oh I love them all! But if I really had to choose -which I definitely don't want to do if I'm offered such fabulous dresses^^- I'd go with the purple one, I can't resist the drape and long sleeves combo.

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  7. Oh that black and white number is cute, if only we could find the pattern!

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  8. definitely the green! drooling...!

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  9. Green, by far. You don't see backs like that anymore. Love the double lines of buttons and the deep V in the front. Love love love.

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  10. That green dress is amazing - both the back and the front. Slightly confused about the buttons down the bum though - doesn't that mean you end up sitting on them? Maybe this is a dress only to be worn swishing around looking fabulous at a ball or a cocktail party!

    Never congratulated you on your fab pyjamas. They're stunning. The photo shoot looked like it was fun too!

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  11. I love the back vew of the black - but I can't help being a bit disappointed about it's front - I think it would have been better if it was not so much the same style as the front. The green would look stunning!

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  12. My favorite is 992. I'd love to find it in Bust 36. Sexy and elegant.

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  13. I am so happy to have found you! Like you I am a vintage dress girl. I bought a singer (Red Eye)with a motor. I also fell in love with the singer featherweight. Beautiful in my sewing space! So today my step father gave me a huge chest with tons of rolls of japanese silk from the 20s and 30s that a family friend had. I cant begin to describe the thrill I had going through this stuff!!! I can not wait to get busy. But I need some ideas.... got any?

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  14. Do you by any chance still HAVE McCall's 9919?  My daughter is interested in it for a prom dress!  I really didn't want to reinvent the wheel by coming up with my own pattern for it.... 
     

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  15. Debi_myhappysewingplaceFebruary 05, 2013 4:38 PM

    Alas, I never had 9919...just an illustration of the pattern from my 1939 McCall's magazine!  It's an amazing pattern--I so WISH I had it as I would totally give it to you for the prom dress!  I haven't seen it around either...I think it's one of the rarer McCall patterns!  Sorry!!!  Do let me know if you decide to draft it...I'd love to see pictures!

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I read each and every comment--thank you so much!

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