Today we’ve got a beautiful page of images from the 1937 Montgomery Wards Spring and Summer catalog. I bought this for my husband as an early birthday present, but could not help stealing it to put this image up on the blog!
I know I’m a total dork, but whenever I see pages in the old catalogs that remind me of the patterns I have put out it makes me happy. Makes it worth all the work to know other folks can recreate the old styles, too! A couple of the look on this page are perfect examples. I got a happy thrill when I opened the catalog to this page, knowing I could recreate these and gave me more ideas of ways to use the patterns :).
The slacks above are made of linen and cut very similarly to the Smooth Sailing trousers. I love it paired with the striped Jersey shirt!
The cute polka dot number in the middle reminds me of a 1930s bathing suit pattern by Eva Dress that’s been on my wish list for quite a while. Just needs a little matching skirt and it would look the part!
And the last outfit reminds me so much of the Chic Ahoy pattern! These ones have a pleat at center front, but still, the whole wide pants with bolero is a total win. I wore my version that is the mustard color again the other day with a blue and white striped tank top and it was really fun!