Monday, May 2, 2011

Mission McCall Monday: 9021-9030

This week's Mission McCall covers pattern numbers 9021-9030.  My goal is to update the Vintage Pattern Wiki so that it's complete for all McCall patterns from mid 1936-1940.  I'm really happy that I have images for every pattern this week except one (9030).  If you have any source images for any of these patterns, email them to me and I'll add them to the Vintage Pattern Wiki!  A big thank you to A.J.A. who added McCall 693 to the Vintage Pattern Wiki and Kerri from send me some photos as well!

Without further ado, I present McCall 9021-9030.  First up is this lovely dress, McCall 9021:
Interesting use of darts (or are they pleats) on the bodice and I'm such a big sucker for this kind of back detail (looks like a lot of 'western' shirts I've seen):
I really like the short sleeves version of this pattern with the split sleeve as seen in the photo above.

McCall 9022 is full of the 'Western style' detailing.  I am LOVING the bodice of this dress:
The details are mirrored on the back of the dress:

Next up is McCall 9023:
Rowr! That is one hot nightgown!

McCall 9024 is also a lovely nightie:
Check out the smaller picture for the back of the nightgown which has an interesting back!

McCall 9025 brings us back to dresses with this pattern:
I'm really intrigued by these sleeve caps that have the gathering lines showing:

McCall 9026 may be one of my favourites so far:
This is one of the patterns that I wonder what it would look like on a person--would it flatter the figure?

I suspect that McCall 9027 would be very figure flattering:
This pattern has the same sleevecap detailing as 9025.

McCall 9028: the neckline on this one!  Here's a close-up of the line drawing:
And here's the back which has a row of lovely gathers:

Last up this week is McCall 9029:
I'm loving the cuffs on this dress!  Here's the short sleeve version which has a split sleeve:
And here's the back:

Which is your favourite?  Could you see yourself wearing any of these?

Missing images so far: 502, 503, 505, 507, 508, 509, 510, 9000, 9001, 9002, 9003, 9006, 9007, 9008, 9009, 9011, 9012, 9013, 9014, 9017, 9018 and 9030. If you want to contribute to the Mission McCall--just email me the images or pattern covers and I'll update them in the Vintage Pattern Wiki.  myhappysewingplace[at]googlemail[dot]com.


  1. They're all so lovely! I just love the lines, and I am actually thinking that the nightgowns would make lovely summer dresses...


  2. If I wore dresses these would be what I would like. I like how fitted and tailored for a lack of a better word these are! Just lovely!

    and my are those nightgowns lovely or what!

  3. I love the flow and lines of all of them but for me the nightgown is the one. I don't care much for buttoned up collars and could see the nightgown as a dress, perfect for summer.

  4. What lovely patterns. I too love the 'westernish' back details. It sure helps with movement.

  5. Lovely! I'm intrigued that so many have a narrow, A-line skirt with a CF seam... Just like most of the 70s patterns I go gaga over....

    I think my fave is the last one, though it's pretty hard to pick...

  6. This is such a great idea. I've been looking through my stash to see if I can help you out with any missing ones but no dice so far! I'll keep looking though.

  7. I'm with you on McCalls 9026 - great pattern, and would love to have a go at making it up! I like how they've done it in two different fabrics for the image - it really adds a bit of zing to the design.
    I'm amazed at the challenge you've taken on here - very impressive! Go you!

  8. When I was in college, I went for a drive with my soon-to-be husband, and we stopped at an old dime store in a little town. In the store was a table covered with boxes of patterns from the 30's and 40's, hundreds of them. They were 25 cents each. I was a poor college student and had no extra money, but I have thought about this lost opportunity many times over the years.


I read each and every comment--thank you so much!

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