Hello dearies! Well, that lovely Monday of the month has come around again, where Cassie (of Calico Sisters) and I team up to do Magazine Monday! Cassie will be sharing an 1890s Delineator magazine later today (Ooh! I can’t wait to see it!), and I am going to be sharing part two of the scans from our August, 1946 Seventeen Magazine. Yes, there were just far too many wonderful pages that I didn’t have the space for last month, so I had to share more this month!
Oh my word! Aren’t these dresses just adorable? This is the spread that I mentioned in my latest 1940s Wardrobes Series post. My favorites are the pink one with the shoulder yoke and dog-eared collar, and the blue one with the slit collar and top-stitching. And would you believe it, the dress on the right is a wool knit dress! So smart and comfy.
Would you look at those sleeves?! You don’t see too many knit tops of that quaintly sleeved variety these days! Though I must say the practical corduroy skirt steals the show for me. The off-set belt buckle is so cunning, and provides interest alongside the bright silver buttons. I think I’ll take one in brown and one in green, thank you very much! 😀
You can click on these two pictures above to see them up close! I thought the advice and styles offered in this article were so interesting, but the detail that intrigued me the most was the “ticktacktoe” stitching. It has the interest of smocking, but a flatter dimension, so it wouldn’t produce any un-necessary bulk.
Such practical skirts! The “Bagpiper” reminds me of the men’s-shirt-turned-women’s-skirt that I’ve been seeing over the past few years in the DIY and fashion blogging world. And look! They’re wearing ballet flats! Did you know that after World War II, flats came into fashion? So, if you’re longing to wear those ballet flats with your 40s outfits, do it!
I so enjoy seeing artistically cut pieces like this dress. This frock would certainly do favors for a young lady less well-endowed in the bust area, don’t you think?
Moccasins! And they came in 14 different colors!!! These shoes cost $5.95 a pair, which is $76.77 in todays money. I think I would be willing to pay that for hand-stitched moccasins like these. Anyone know of a good brand? What color would you choose?
I have a hard time finding authentic looking modern-day counterparts for vintage belts and bags! I’m always second-guessing myself when it comes to the accuracy of certain pieces, so that’s why I decided to share this spread with all of you! See that interesting set with the medallions in the upper left? It was made of capeskin, a washable leather. So convenient! I think the set that I would buy is either one on the right hand side. I love a good solid belt, and both the bucket and the pouch bag look perfect for carrying all of the necessities. Which one would you choose and why?
I must leave you with both of these delightful ads. Isn’t that girl’s bear bun hair-do adorable? And her dress is quite enviable too! Just think, it came not only in beige and earth brown, but aqua too! Oh, and the smart peplum suit with the velveteen Barrymore collar on the right is a very slight hint to something I have in the works right now. But you will have to wait at least another week to see that project.
Don’t forget to link up your post below! Whether you do a Magazine Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or whatever day of the week you post your magazine, all I want you to do is link it up so that the rest of us can enjoy it too! Oh, and don’t forget to visit the Calico Sisters blog to see Cassie’s 1890s Delineator post later today.
Which page is your favorite?
Which dress from the color spread would you wear?
Do you like moccasins?
Brigid, the Middle Sister and Singer