Tuesday, March 1, 2011

1931 dress scans

I hope you've all had a lovely weekend!  It's still a bit crazy around here workwise and I haven't been able to do any sewing but I wanted to post up some 1931 lovely dresses that are inspiring me to finish up my work so that I can return to sewing my 1931 suit!

The brown suit at the bottom left has a very similar jacket to the one I'm making (though this is in crepe...hmmmm):

Or what about the lovely lace trimmed suit below:

I really love the lines of the suit in the bottom left:

I've gotten a few blogger awards over the past week or so--thank you all!  I'm planning on doing a post soon for that and I'll be posting seven things about me and I thought I would ask all of you if you have any questions for me to answer?  >'.'<


  1. I have an ancestry.com membership and I adore looking through all the old Sears catalogs. Too bad they don't sell such nice things anymore!

  2. Ooh I love the maroon dress with blouse in the middle of the top scan!

    As for questions, I'd love to know how you got started sewing. Or your favorite spot in Edinburgh! :)

  3. Ancestry ;)

    Total GOLDMINE.

  4. I just love this early part of the 30s. Such fascinating styles...and the HATS. drools.

  5. Gorgeous pictures, thanks for sharing. I love the idea of making a 1930's suit - just haven't found a pattern yet - so I am really looking forward to seeing yours.

  6. These are lovely pictures Debi!! Thanks for sharing! I hope things get better for you at work - just keep breathing :)

  7. I'm really enjoying your photos and your blog
    I think I'm going to jump in and try a retro

  8. I've recently developed a fascination with different vintage collar styles - it's amazing how much variation you can get into that small detail. The 1910s through 30s have the most wonderful array of styles.

    xx Charlotte
    Tuppence Ha'penny Vintage

  9. Beautiful!!
    Love the black with the green collar on the first pic :)


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