They got me a 1940's Montgomery Ward's catalogue and get this, it has the fabric samples in it!!!! After ooohing and ahhing...I still can't put it down!
It doesn't have a year written on it but by looking at the styles and this inside ad, I'm guessing it's from around 1943:
Here are a few of my favorite outfits and their corresponding fabrics:
This suit is made from Julliard's 100% Virgin Wool. The wool is amazingly thin and supple:
I've seen lots of similar patterns to this spring suit-style dress but with the black and white photo is hard to imagine how colorful this really is:
These dresses are made out of linen-look rayon fabrics:
Stripes! I love this striped spring suit!
ackkk....I really want this fabric! I can never find the perfect striped fabric for the 1940's look at my local fabric store...
This is one of my favorite dresses in the entire catalogue:
And here's an up-close picture of the amazingly beautiful rayon crepe!
My second favorite print from the entire catalogue:
Love, love, love this fabric! I think the navy and white one is my favorite!
I am definitely in heaven! I would so love to make one of these dresses with similar fabric! Which is your favorite?
Also, just a heads up that there is a whole month of LOVELY pincushion giveaways at the Sew Weekly. Check out this cutie--today's giveaway:
Also, don't forget to enter my giveaway for the EvaDress pattern of your choice! Go to this page and leave a comment! The giveaway closes tomorrow (Thursday) at midnight EST!