>Spring and Summer Hats, 1939


I’ve been plugging away on patterns, but I’ve taken a break from the monotony to divert my attention to a darling little reproduction of a 1930s hat pattern that I’m hoping to have up tomorrow.  This afternoon will be spent finishing up the samples and instructions, but I wanted to post some inspiration pics today on the blog.  These are a little later than the pattern in the works, but aren’t they full of fun?  Some are so playful, some dramatic.  These two pages are from the 1939 Chicago Mail Order Spring and Summer Catalog.  Enjoy!

Many thanks to the lovely comments on my Edwardian dress.  Thank you so much! You sure know how to do wonders for a gal’s spirits :)
*edit* Just realized What-I-Found also has the same pics on her blog of her issue of the same catalog.  Great minds think alike! Go to her blog for more inspiring pics from this 1939 catalog.**

6 Comments on >Spring and Summer Hats, 1939

  1. Honey Bee
    August 19, 2010 at 7:18 pm (14 years ago)

    >I never thought of making my own hat…oh, well, whats one more hobby!Your Edwardian skirt looks lovely and the fancy dress…wow!I am hopng to get some sewing down soon, still in the "getting in organised" phased….need to find a dressform as well…do you recommend a specific kind?

  2. garofit
    August 19, 2010 at 7:30 pm (14 years ago)

    >how wonderful are these! my favorite is the cream and brown straw…

  3. Sirens Sexy
    August 19, 2010 at 9:23 pm (14 years ago)

    >Oh dear, I feel like I need all of them :D

  4. What-I-Found
    August 20, 2010 at 7:22 am (14 years ago)

    >Hey! Thanks for the shout out. I love these catalogs…I posted several pages from this one, just because it's got wonderful stuff…come see some eye candy! Nice to know some lucky ladies will be able to show off these hats again.

  5. Andi B. Goode
    August 20, 2010 at 10:43 am (14 years ago)

    >These are all so gorgeous – I really ought to wear hats more! And I followed the link and OH MY! I think that's killed me. All of those colours and gorgeous, gorgeous things. Eep. Thanks for sharing the link!!-Andi x

  6. Frl. Irene Palfy
    August 20, 2010 at 2:02 pm (14 years ago)

    >That's so beautiful! All these colours! It's awesome! :")

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