Last month I showed you a selection of pages from the Vogue Pattern Book – October – November 1935 from my personal collection and, at the time, I did promise you more. So, here they are! What I will say, is these 20 pages are by no means everything in this book, but rather just my favourites. All of the images below can be clicked on to see a larger version, so you can have a read of all of the wonderful text.
This selection is a mixture of evening wear and separates (my favourites!), with a few ensembles to finish off at the end. I’ve also included a two-page spread that, as a vintage seamstress, I find very interesting. It goes through the process of making one of Vogue’s Easy-To-Make patterns, in a step-by-step storyboard and you can clearly see all of the authentic 1930s finishes at each stage. I try to follow these methods as much as possible in my own sewing, so it’s really lovely to see them all put together like this.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy this second helping of the Vogue Pattern Book from Oct – Nov 1935. I also have one from Oct-Nov 1938, which I will feature on here at some point. It’s great to see the difference in style over just three years and you can really see the classic 1940s looks creeping in. I’ve also just picked up a Butterick Sewing Pattern book from the Summer of 1938, which is quite spectacular. It’s got a lot more full colour illustrations in it than these Vogue books and you can really see the difference in style. Vogue seemed to be for the more elegant, demure and chic lady, whereas Butterick was more for the everyday one.