Here's just a little idea I had to share some pattern mini-catalogs from years past. These cute collectibles often contain illustrations and photographs that weren't seen anywhere else. They are great for seeing what was up-to-the minute in fashion.
Today, we'll look at a McCall's catalog from May of 1960, to celebrate the coming summer. Breezy and cool dresses are just perfect for the warm weather. Let's see what we can make! :)
|On the cover, we have a breezy summer sundress that's oh-so-sweet!|
McCall's 5415, available at these Pattern Patter Team Shops.
The Pattern Source
More pretty, summery looks on the inside!
|I just love the full-skirt look. Sweet like ice cream on a hot day! :)|
|McCall's 5412 really goes for a formal look. The tiered skirt in 5405 is really cool.|
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Or if you prefer a much more formal slim skirt, try 5412, available in these member shops:
Patterns From The Past
|McCall's 5397 has some really neat seam interest. More button shoulders in 5399.|
|More interesting seaming in 5396. Pretty full skirts seen in 5401 and 5398. The unusual puffy sleeves featured in 5401 don't really show very well in this illustration.|
|More shoulder ties are seen in 5377. Check out those puffy sleeves in 5424!|
|Look at the neat removable peplum in McCall's 5425.|
|A selection of belts that could be used with almost any of the above dresses.|
|The booklet closes out with a mother-daughter fashion.|
These patterns all seem to be pretty rare. If you've made any of them, be sure to comment. Or, just let us know which ones are your favorites. :)
Also, be sure to check out all the similar beautiful patterns from Pattern Patter Team members.
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