I’m back from a yearly costume convention, Costume College (if you want to see pics there’s some on my flickr account)- and things are getting back to normal here.
I recently found a slew of old catalogs from the turn of the century to the early 1920s, and I’ve been having lots of fun looking through the old images. I’m thinking of possibly working on reprints for my lulu store as I think they’re great resource materials! Of course this is a down-the-line project, on top of the others I’ve been working on ;)
Here’s a few scans from a Perry, Dame, & Co catalog from Spring and Summer of 1916 that I thought you might enjoy!
In pattern news, although I have a ton of ideas floating around in my head and halfway in the works for new patterns, I am back tracking a bit and attempting to grade a few of our patterns that are already out, including the Bathing Beauty Swimsuit and the 1940s Sailor Playsuit. It’s a slow process, but keep your eyes peeled for those in the coming months, and possibly a few new ones. It seems to be taking me about a month to issue each pattern (wish it was faster!), so hopefully by the end of this month we’ll have one of those in the store.
My newest pattern the Smooth Sailing Trousers and Blouse have been doing really well, and a big thank you to you all for that! I just got my first review from the lovely Swinggal on the Fedora Lounge. *happy dance*
Hope you are all doing great and having a great week!