Stern Bros Summer Catalog, Final installment


First off, so many thanks for your sweet comments about our Queen Mary pictures a bit ago!  Thanks so much :)

I finally got around to scanning in the last of the Stern Bros catalog, so here’s the final post!  It was kind of tricky to get this all scanned in- it opens up quite large (well, larger than my scanner, anyways) so it took a bit of fiddling to piece it together. Not perfect, but you get the general idea.  If you missed the prior posts you can see them here and here.

I know I’ve said it before, but I *love* this era.  It’s so silly and fun.  Stripeys! Swimsuits! Funny hats! Love it.  Here’s a few of my favorites from this big open page.

Swimsuits with stripeys or sailor style, complete with silly bathing hats.  Fun!

Yummy stripey sweater with big buttons and BIG tassels, dainty insertion lace on the blouses, a fun oversize jacket, a stripey parasol, and the clever use of stripes and pocket construction on one of these skirts. LOVE.

Have a lovely weekend!

5 Comments on Stern Bros Summer Catalog, Final installment

  1. Garofit
    September 17, 2011 at 6:38 pm (13 years ago)

    Wow this is terrific! I really I am thinking along these lines at the moment, they look perfect for summery beach outfits, don’t they? I’ve just bought a simple white skirt from this period from etsy to go with blouses I have already – they might have to wait until next year until I can actually sport them, still, I can’t wait for the skirt to arrive! I’ve also found a modern, Edwardian inspired summer coat that I’m rather keen on and currently debating over…hm, in a soft blue, white and grey check…Always a sucker for nautical checks and stripes, that cardigan in the bottom corner is totally up mu alley…

  2. Jill
    September 17, 2011 at 8:01 pm (13 years ago)

    Awww, so CUTE! xo

  3. prttynpnk
    September 18, 2011 at 10:01 am (13 years ago)

    Racy above the knee swimsuit! Frisky!

  4. Marchioness
    September 20, 2011 at 3:48 pm (13 years ago)

    I wonder, do you give advice? I am sewing a costume in cream and green chiffon that I would like to look like a 1920’s beaded flapper dress, but I need some hints on how to make it look correct for the era. I enjoy reading your blog!

  5. The Dreamstress
    September 23, 2011 at 8:16 am (13 years ago)

    I’m with you on this era being so fabulously silly. I do love the slightly less ummm…ridiculous stuff too though. Those skirts are beautifully cut, and still so wearable. Especially those stripes!

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