Visual Inspiration: Vintage Sewing Patterns

I love so many things about vintage sewing patterns, the wonderful illustrations, indicative of another place and time, and the way you can tell which decade they are from by the way the female figure is drawn (square shouldered and masculine in the 40s, curvy and sensual in the 50s). I love the the rich colours, the confident blocks of typography, the amazing diversity in the cuts of the garments. They really just don't make 'em like that anymore.


1 comment:

Annie Tim-Tam said...

Ohhhh. I'm so jealous. I want all of these (I'd probably also need a sewing machine!). I also really love the illustrations.