>One of the love/hate relationships I have with the 1930s is the wild revival of “Victorian” leg-o-mutton sleeves. The 30s loved to take different whimsical ideas from different decades, and the period of 1936-1939 is truly a quirky twist on some Victorian aesthetics. In many of my late 30s magazines it talks of revival- from bringing out grandmother’s jewels to tilt hats held with little bows at the back of the head, to leg-o-mutton sleeves and nipped in waists. I thought you might get a kick out of the coats on these two pages, from a Fall and Winter 1936-1937 catalog. They’ve still got a the tailored sophistication of the 30s but with just a hint of the funny juxtaposition of pseudo-Victorian inspired full sleeves or high necks. Enjoy!
Many thanks for the birthday wishes and comments on the last few posts! I’m starting to a little better so hopefully will have some fun goodies for the shop up in a few days.
I’ve also tracked down my wool for my overcoat, so am hoping to start on that lovely 1930s coat from the Vintage Pattern Lending Library. Yay!