Monday, February 20, 2012

Mission McCall Monday: 9121 to 9130

Thank you everyone for voting in the Sew Grateful poll!  I'll leave it open for a little bit longer and then I'll announce the dates for next year's Sew Grateful Week!

Back to Mission McCall Mondays and today we are covering patterns 9121 to 9130 from 1937.

First up, Sarah who blogs over at Pattern Vault (another pattern lover) sent me a photo of the envelope for McCall 9116 which I featured in the last Mission McCall Monday post! Thanks Sarah!

First up this week is McCall 9121 which is a basic 1930's style shirtwaister with some lovely back pleating:

I'm missing images for McCall 9122 and 9123...I suspect Nargles...

Take a look at McCall 9124:

Isn't this a stunning gown?  Is it just me or does the model look a bit like a more grown up Snow White?

And the back of the dress is amazing:

You can view the actual pattern envelope on this flickr stream.

I'm missing the image for pattern 9125.

Next up is the adorable blouse pattern 9126:

EvaDress has this exact pattern as a reproduction pattern in a B38! I've been contemplating getting it for quite some time!!

McCall 9127 is very practical outfit for your little boy's recreational activities:

Pattern 9128 is a slightly flared skirt pattern:

In fact, you could wear skirt 9128 under the smock pattern (9129):

I think one of my favourites this week (besides the Snow White gown) is McCall 9130:

That neckline is divine!  I wonder if the scarf bit is attached to the bodice or if it's detachable?  What do you think?

Do share! Which are your favourites this week?

Missing images so far:  9011, 9012, 9013, 9017, 9041, 9050, 9062, 9073, 9082, 9088, 9106, 9110, 9111, 9120, 9122, 9123 and 9125. If you want to contribute to the Mission McCall--just email me the images or pattern covers and I'll update them in the Mission McCall Mondays series.  myhappysewingplace[at]googlemail[dot]com.


  1. 9124 is stunning!

  2. I love the idea of that neck detail being built on not separate too. Much cooler. And the white dress is so darling! I also like the illustrator's style, :)

  3. The evening gown is very pretty, wish i had somewhere to wear such a lovely thing.

  4. I do so love the 30's style, why oh why can't I get away with wearing those kind of clothes every day?

  5. 9124 is gorgeous! I reckon the collar is attached, but two separate bits. Wouldn't it look lovely under a suit jacket

  6. I want 9124 (and a place to wear it)!

  7. Wow, I agree with Annabelle. I would love 9124! And, I completely agree that she looks like Snow White (and that nargles are to blame for the missing images ;-). )

  8. The 'Snow White' dress is SO beautiful.

  9. The Snow White gown is stunning!  I need to go through my (not huge, but decent size) stash of 30s patterns and see if I have any of your missing numbers.  I'm assuming you've already checked all the normal online sources for images?  Do the numbers change significantly from year to year (or how do I accurately date them, I guess is what I'm asking.  Or...If I have a 9011, can I be reasonably sure it's the correct one?)

  10. I love the first one; the jaunty little blouse with the bow at the neck but a close second is the Snow White gown. I'd just need somewhere to wear it!

  11. Ooh, I love the Snow White gown, too!  I also really like the little boys' pattern-- it's really too sweet!

  12. Debi_myhappysewingplaceFebruary 21, 2012 2:28 PM

    The numbers repeat again in the 50's but usually McCall patterns have the date printed on the envelope (in the 30's it was likely to be on the envelope flap in small print).  Though one  big way to tell is that in the 30's it was called 'McCall' and they didn't add the 's' until the ones with the similar numbers from the 50s' would be called 'McCall's'......I've been thinking of doing a post on dating McCall patterns...what do you think?

  13. I wonder about the collar... It looks like it is attached around the keyhole part, but I can't figure out how it lays flat since looking at the drawing I thought it wasn't stitched down. But then how does it stay that way? It must be a clever construction...

  14. I do love 9124 and I'm pretty sure the scarf is attached!

  15. Oh man, that Snow White dress is to die for! Time to be on the lookout for that pattern!

  16. The Snow White gown makes me want to get married all over again! Okay, so it's a little similar to my dress, but different enough. If only I had glamorous parties to attend....

  17. and here comes McCall 9122

  18. Debi_myhappysewingplaceMay 16, 2012 10:31 PM

    OMG. Swoon!!! LOVE this coat!!!  Thanks for sending the link!


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