I wanted to share with you all some great scans from the September 1940 issues of Glamour magazine:
I somehow managed to snag this magazine for super cheap on ebay (not quite sure how that happened) but I am loving EVERY page of it!!
It features several Hollywood patterns including # 494 and 498 below:
Hollywood 498 (on the right of the photo above) has a bloused jacket and an inverted front pleat in the skirt! So cute....
Hollywood 494 has a long jacket which is double-breasted with a front that can be buttoned high or low below the notched collar. It has also has pocket flaps at the hips. I managed to find this pattern on the Vintage Patterns Wiki and it features Lucille Ball on the cover:
The magazine also features these two beauties:
The dress on the left is Hollywood #500 which is a "serene little dress for important afternoons". It features a high curved neckline which "makes it a perfect background for some of your new Autumn jewelry".
The dress on the right is Hollywood #502. Isn't that neckline pretty? This pattern also contains a shawl with deep fringe to knot at the throat. I found a picture of this pattern from nnaloh on the Flickr Vintage Sewing Patterns Group. It features Jane Wyman from the movie "My Love Came Back" on the cover:
The last two patterns featured in the magazine are Hollywood #501 and 495:
The lovely and talented Mena from The Sew Weekly has made #501 in one of her early dress posts. Check out the wonderful photos of her in the finished dress!
Do you have any Hollywood patterns? Have you seen any that you just adore? Have you sewn from any? Do share!!