HOT OFF THE PRESSES!

Two new patterns in the works right now – both at various stages of completion.

First up a 1940’s Bathing Suit/Play Suit.  Even though I know it’s much too cold for this perky little outfit now – it will make a delightful addition to the wardrobe come summer.

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This is a lovely pattern from the mid-194o’s, the double tie in front for the halter top is a nice, distinctive touch.

STATUS:

Digitizing is completed.  Graphics scanned.  Currently typing and editing text for the instructions.

ESTIMATED RELEASE DATE:

November 20, 2009.

After migrating most of the inventory to our new site provider, it became clear that there were a lot of categories that we had few or no patterns in.  Imagine my surprise when I saw that we had not a single 1920’s skirt pattern available!

This pattern seems to catch the classic 1920’s styling perfectly.  And it features three options for the skirt panel insert.  A plain straight panel, a pleated panel, and a gathered draped panel.  The addition of the attached camisole to keep everything in place is found on quite a few of the 1920’s (and some of the 1930’s) patterns in the archive.

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STATUS:

4 of 8 pieces digitized and proofed.  Remaining pieces to be digitized, graphics to be scanned.

ESTIMATED RELEASE DATE:

November 28, 2009

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News From The Library

All sorts of things this week!

I’ve added Twitter to the website – so I hope you will all go over and sign up at the site’s front page –

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR VPLL TWITTER!

Just scroll down towards the bottom and you’ll see the Twitter sign up box.  I’d love to be kept up to date on what vintage fashions you’re sewing!

If you haven’t seen it yet – the 195o Ladies Dress and Jacket is finally finished and up on the website.

f7138_It features some very interesting shaping – including a means of creating an attached collar on the jacket, by slashing the neckline.  The facing of the jacket is also sewn in such a way, as to allow the jacket to “wing open” at the lower edge.  Those little upside down “V”‘s you see in the picture at the bottom of the jacket are openings.

The techniques are so interesting, I’ve been thinking of sewing up the jacket, just to see what it looks like.  Since it’s a smallish size, I wouldn’t be able to actually wear it – but I think it would be a lot of fun to sew.

1950’s Ladies Suit

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Ladies Suit Size 32 Inch Bust

This ensemble features an interesting neck line design on the dress. Because the model on the left is turned sideways, it’s hard to see — but it is sort of like a rounded scoop neck – with these strange little pointy bits at the corners.

The jacket has a stand-up collar, and a flared waistline, with some open-seam details, giving it some little tabs at the bottom.

STATUS:

Digitizing is completed on all pattern pieces. Editing on the instruction graphics is in process.

ESTIMATED RELEASE DATE:

August 15