In addition to the huge Montgomery Ward catalog I acquired recently, I also picked up a few old sewing magazines including the February-March 1953 issue of Vogue Pattern Book magazine. Inside are illustrations of spring fashions, so I thought now that it was properly spring I should share the best pages with all of you! I scanned the most interesting images and present them here for you today for pinning and pining...if only we could still order lovely fabrics like those advertised in this magazine!
I didn't scan any of the advertisements from the back today, mostly because I was too jealous of the Shoes-To-Match (send in 1/3 yard and they will make custom pumps to match your dress!), and multiple ads for "...and so inexpensive!" covered buckle belt kits. Does anyone have a good source for covered buckle kits now? I'd love to get my hands on a bunch but they seem to be pretty pricey whenever I find them!
|These novelty prints look awesome!|
Umbrella print dress!
Another amazing novelty print!
More under the jump!
I love the dress on the left above, and the grey and purple colorway suits me just fine :)
Super chic double collar on this dress!
Why yes, I would like a cape coat for evening <3
Look at those angled darts! I don't move darts around very often, perhaps I should conquer that fear?
Another little cape!
This Onondaga silk ad on the back cover is one of my favorite images from the whole magazine! Great color combinations for spring :)