>Inspiring Ensembles, 1916

>Hello all!
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!

2 Comments on >Inspiring Ensembles, 1916

  1. Ann
    August 12, 2010 at 7:34 pm (14 years ago)

    >oooh, love these scans. Thanks for sharing!

  2. casey
    August 12, 2010 at 9:33 pm (14 years ago)

    >Glad to hear you're back from all the fun at CC–I'm off to go take a look at your Flickr after dinner and envy all of you lucky ducks! :DOh wow–thank you ever so much for sharing these scans! I love the silhouette of the mid teens; it's so different from anything before or after in a lot of ways. Those blouses are making me want to pull out my Folkwear Armistice blouse pattern and whip one up. ;)I'm so thrilled to hear that your newest pattern is doing so well! My copy is waiting patiently on my sewing shelves for me to cut it out and work on a pair of pants for the fall (which is probably why I haven't dived in; I'm thinking of using a wool blend I have in my stash). Can't wait to give it a try!♥ Caseyblog | elegantmusings.com

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