Monday, June 6, 2011

Mission McCall Mondays: 9071-9080

This week's Mission McCall covers pattern numbers 9071-9080. I can't believe we've almost made it through 100 patterns already! phew! For those of you new to the series, my goal is to update the Vintage Pattern Wiki so that it's complete for all McCall patterns from mid 1936-1940. 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!

This is the week of interesting yoke designs!  I am super excited about this week's patterns!
First up is 9071 which is an adorable children's romper.  Whenever I think of 30's children's fashions, this is the type of garment that comes to mind:

9072 looks so similar to 9070 blogged about here.  Both patterns are for girls and are based on Scottish dress and both patterns also include a hat:

I'm missing the image from 9073.  Do you have it?  I'm thinking we must be in January or February of 1937 by this point but would love to hear from those that have any McCall Magazines from those months....are we there yet?

Tia from the lovely etsy shop called Sydcam123 (seriously, check out the amazing patterns she has listed), sent me the pattern cover for 9074.  Isn't it beautiful?:
 I love the slit neckline!!  You'll notice that both 9074 and the next pattern, 9075, also have the visible gathering stitches on the sleeve cap.....

But I think 9075 might be my new favourite dress, here's a close-up of the bodice:
I definitely want to recreate it!!

Next up is 9076, which is already in the wiki and boy, what a gown!!!
Love the heart shaped neckline!

Next up is 9077, 9078, 9079 and 9080 respectively--I love them all!!!  And you can easily see why I named this week the week of the interesting yoke details:

Here's a close-up of the back view of 9077 (which has straight OR puffy sleeves)....argh....I am in heaven!!

Here's also a close-up of 9079, eeek! Brilliant pattern drafting...I love it!!!

And here are the line drawings for the short-sleeve and back versions of know I love these lines:

Ok, I am dying to know who else loves these interesting yoke details??  Would you wear these dresses??

Missing images so far: 502, 503, 505, 507, 508, 510, 9000, 9001, 9002, 9003, 9006, 9007, 9008, 9009, 9011, 9012, 9013, 9014, 9017, 9030, 9040, 9041, 9048, 9049, 9050, 9062 and 9073. 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. Wow, so many of those look right up your alley! That 9075 bodice is amazing with the contrasting fabric as a bow!

  2. What a fabulous set of patterns! There's no way I could choose a favorite.

  3. Great! The compilation of pictures of patterns that you are doing is a real feast for my eyes!
    I'm also really enjoying your MMJ.

  4. I love 9075!!!
    *__* woowww!

  5. Wow they are fantastic, yes I'd wear them all- love the mid 30's fashions... my faves will have to be 9075 9076 and the 9079 loving the sleek black tiered effect.
    Thanks for yet another brilliant post :)

  6. I don't know about the yokes, but those sleeves are the black dress are just wow!

  7. These are a great compilation of patterns with some interesting yoke details. I especially like 9074 & 9077.

  8. I love 9075. That bodice is just too great. Think it would make a great evening dress.

  9. I cannot pick a favorite; I just want to sew them all up!


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