Vintage Pattern Fashion Illustration

I love vintage patterns. I was first hooked through the amazing fashion illustration found on old patterns from the 40s and 50s. They really move and make you feel something. I love the women in full skirts and sleek wiggle dresses. Even the children’s patterns are charming.

I think there should be a campaign to bring back illustration rather than photography on new patterns. It just evokes an entirely different mood.

I’ve put some examples below for your viewing pleasure. More examples can be found in the shop, and I have untold quantities of patterns to list and add to the collection on line…

40s Mandarin Pajamas

1960 Wedding Gown

50s Dress with Capelet

40s Girl’s Dress


  1. Yay! You’re blogging! Cue the stalking instinct…
    Spinster Out.

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