Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Vogue 5770 - Women's Smock
Vogue patterns from this era don't show up very often. Vogue has always marketed itself as a fashion leader, yet the design of the envelope, while perfectly adequate and informative, doesn't have the lovely style that McCall had adopted a few years earlier with their smock.
It's also surprising to see Vogue producing a pattern for a utilitarian garment. But what a wonderful design they've produced! The bound edges provide a very neat finish, as do the bound button holes
The tone of the instructions is that of a careful teacher with very high standards.
Posted by andrea.at.the.blue.door at 11/03/2009 08:24:00 PM
Labels: 1930s, smock, Vogue, women's clothes
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I have a 1940's princess-seamed housedress pattern that I've made too many times (stuck in a rut, much?), because it's so darned comfortable. No waist seam! Hooray!
This looks like an unbeatable around-the-house dress. Not hopelessly baggy, but not constricting. No awkward back zipper.
It's a very tempting garment. I wonder, though, if once I put it on I'd be seized with an uncontrollable desire to marcel wave my hair.
I think you'd look very smart with marcelled hair, dear Andrea;)
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