Fabrics, 1936

I’m sorry for the lack of posting! Life has been a bit crazy lately.

Have you been occupied by any creative endeavors?  It’s still pretty warm here, but I’m daydreaming about some pretty mid 30’s fall fashion.  I love summer, while summer is here, but I also love my wools and tweeds!

This image is from a mail order catalog from 1936, and has a good example of an autumn color scheme to incorporate into your sewing projects.

Hope you’re having a lovely week!

6 Comments on Fabrics, 1936

  1. Stephanie
    August 19, 2011 at 12:26 am (13 years ago)

    Thanks for sharing! My brain has been on fall sewing mode lately so this is just perfect!

  2. Casey
    August 19, 2011 at 12:06 pm (13 years ago)

    Those prints!!!! *drool* All I can think about right now is fall… In fact I’ve been stubbornly bringing out bits and pieces of fall clothing that I cannot possibly wear right now! lol. My sewing list for fall has grown quite long, as has my shopping list–I just need to start making it happen!

  3. Tasha
    August 19, 2011 at 12:58 pm (13 years ago)

    I second Casey’s drool and add a *swoon*! I was on eBay the other day and actually saw a couple of sets of sample fabrics from the 30s or 40s (very $$). I wish there was a fabric time machine! Although if I got to choose, I’d pick 10 and 3 from the left side and 7 and 3 from the right. If only!

    My mind is firmly planted in fall wardrobe daydreaming… I’m struggling to find motivation to finish a sleeveless blouse I started a month ago! Ha!

  4. Jeanne Marie
    August 20, 2011 at 5:47 am (13 years ago)

    Cruising blog-land, I’m seeing so much inspiration that my head is bubbling over with ideas. Love this ad.

  5. linda marrone
    August 20, 2011 at 10:23 pm (13 years ago)

    wow those prices!! i had no idea there were so many varieties of crepes.
    has anyone seen any solid silk or rayon crepes out in the real world one could buy many yards of?
    i can try to find some ditsy rayon crepe prints if you want for approx $10 a yard?? let me know ladies…

  6. Paperdoll
    August 21, 2011 at 6:35 am (13 years ago)

    Thanks for posting these, really need some inspiration!!! We actually had a warm day yesterday, the first in weeks! So much for our lovely British summmer!!!!!! X

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