Hello Dearies! After a few months of meaning to do one myself, but Charlotte doing them instead, I get to do a Sears & Roebucks post! Therefore, being not-so-keen on the early 60’s as Charlotte, I thought I would give you all a taste of something older. Let’s go to the 1930’s!
I absolutely love those printed suits above, don’t you? Why don’t they make those anymore? And just look at those colors! Red, teal green, isn’t that flow-y orange frock just scrumptious?
I just had to share this lingerie (and no that’s not a dirty word. It just means women’s underwear and nightclothes!) with you all. Because…. “drumroll please”… I just got a pattern for a set similar to the orange one in the upper left corner! I got it at an estate sale, and while we were meaning to share a video of our haul with you all, the video got a little messed up. So, no, you don’t get to see it. Sorry! 😛
Those children’s outfits are so cute! I’ll take the four on the left in the bottom row please! Oh wait! I can’t fit into those anymore… hehe! And will you look at those slips! They’re practically just rectangles of fabric with a pleat in the side to allow for movement! Oh, and if you all are wondering what celanese is, it’s the old fashioned word for acetate. Ya! How would you like to wear an acetate slip? Not me!
Okay, now I really am dying for a printed suit. Can I just have all of these on this page? I especially like that pink and polka dot “ensemble of washable cotton pongette and linene”, and the pink “4-piece ensemble of extra quality cotton pique”! They’re just so delightful with their matching hats and accessories. Hmmm…. Now I just have to find myself some fabric to make a printed ensemble with. Speaking of fabric…
“I’ll take 2 yards of the peach never-cling if you please. Oh yes, and while you’re at it, could you get me a dress length of that printed batiste? I think I’ll take the red and white floral (it’s on the right hand side there dearie. Number 19?) Oh, and also a blouse length of the Imported Swiss organdie. Now I can make myself that printed ensemble I’ve been dying for…” Oh, ya, we’re not in the 30’s anymore. Shucks! Well at least I have a stash of vintage fabric in my sewing room that I can dive into to find something for that printed ensemble!
Which dress (dresses) is/are your favorite?
Do you love or hate early 30’s fashion?
What do you think of those printed ensembles? Just right? Or too much of one material?
If you lived in the 30’s which dress/fabric would you have bought?
Blessings on your day!
The Middle Sister and Singer
P.S. After looking at the photos again, I realized that these fashions are more late 20’s than they are 30’s. Sorry!