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Fashion PDFs

I’m currently digitising my collection of vintage fashion publications. All the PDF files below are available in my Etsy store for instant download. Just click each one for more sample pictures, details, and to purchase via Etsy.

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Brilliant for framing, scrapbooking, design inspiration, or just browsing over coffee! And some allow you to draft your own patterns at home. I hope you enjoy reading these as much as I have.

“Elegantissima”, Summer 1957. Swimsuit edition! Playsuits, bathing suits and sundresses galore! Accompanying the booklet are instructions and schematic diagrams that enable you to draft these designs at home to your own measurements. Available as an instant digital download (5 PDF files).

“Elegantissima”, Spring 1957. 101 different 50s fashions for you to admire in this vintage booklet…. AND for you to draft as patterns to sew up at home! Accompanying the booklet are instructions and schematic diagrams that enable you to draft these designs at home to your own measurements. Available as an instant digital download (4 PDF files).

PDF of 30s fashions – couture sewing pattern catalog – Manteaux Parisiens, Winter 1932 - instant download

Manteaux Parisiens, Winter 1932. 21 pages. Beautiful 1930s outerwear fashions! Available as an instant digital download (5 PDF files).

PDF of 50s fashions – pattern drafting system – Winter 1957 - instant download

“Graziosa” pattern-making system, Winter 1957. 44 pages. Beautiful dress designs for you to draft and sew at home. Available as an instant digital download (3 PDF files).

PDF of 60s fashions – pattern drafting system – Winter 1932 - instant download

“Ideal” pattern-making system, Winter 1962. 60 pages. Chic “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” era designs for you to draft and sew at home. Available as an instant digital download (4 PDF files).

Neue Modelle Summer 1956 PDFs - vintage sewing pattern catalogs

Neue Modelle and Modenschau, Summer 1956. 36 pages. A fun and vibrant pair of German sewing pattern catalogs from Summer 1956! Dreamy dresses, cocktail wear, dapper coats, suits, full-skirted frocks and beachwear…. Available as an instant digital download (4 PDF files).

Neue Modelle Winter 1956 PDFs - vintage sewing pattern catalogs

Neue Modelle and Modenschau, Winter 1956. 36 pages. A chic pair of German sewing pattern catalogs: cocktail wear, coats and suits, full-skirted frocks and glorious gowns…. Available as an instant digital download (4 PDF files).

Iris Summer 1941 PDF - vintage sewing pattern catalog

Iris, Summer 1941. 39 pages, including elegant evening gowns and graceful bridal wear; snappy little coats and suits, and flirty frocks. There’s beachwear and tenniswear and sportswear… and much more! Available as an instant digital download (5 PDF files).

Perfection Summer 1938 PDF - vintage pattern catalog

“Perfection”, Summer 1938. 40 pages of fashions, including gorgeous evening gowns, breath-taking wedding dresses, snappy little coats and suits, sportswear and beachwear and much more! Available as an instant digital download (PDF file).

“Perfection”, Summer 1937. Fresh from Paris, the world’s fashion capital, this vintage catalog features haute couture designs in the very latest styles. Available as an instant digital download (PDF file).

“Haute couture” sewing pattern catalog for the winter season 1950/1. Contains some of the most beautiful hand-drawn illustrations I’ve seen. Available as an instant digital download (5 PDF files)

“Perfection”, Winter season 1940/1941. This vintage French pattern catalog features haute couture dresses, gowns and more. Available as an instant digital download (PDF file).

“Elegantissima”, Summer 1951. 102 different 50s fashions for you to admire in this vintage booklet…. AND for you to draft as patterns to sew up at home! Accompanying the booklet are instructions and schematic diagrams that enable you to draft these designs at home to your own measurements. Available as an instant digital download (3 PDF files).

“Le Croquis Original”, High Summer 1931. This catalog presents the very latest styles from Paris for the stylish 1930s woman. Available as an instant digital download (PDF file).

Amazing Victorian template pattern cutting system for you to print and assemble at home! A customer tells me this system gets a mention in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s books (Little House on the Prairie, etc) – apparently Laura’s mother uses this to make her wedding dress! Instant download, 5 PDF files.

“Le Croquis Original”, Summer 1931. Gorgeous haute couture pattern designs from Paris. Available as an instant download (PDF file).

“Primerose” Vol 1, 1950-1: gorgeous French pattern booklets – these catalogs advertised sewing patterns aimed at professional dressmakers. Pages include beautiful evening gowns, jaw-dropping wedding dresses, dresses for relaxing in the countryside, for whizzing around town, and more… Available for instant download (4 PDF files).

“Primerose” Vol.2: Parisian pattern booklets from 1950-1951. Pages include beautiful evening gowns, jaw-dropping wedding dresses, fancy dress, sportswear, beachwear, and much more… Available for instant download (3 PDF files).

French department store catalog for the Winter season 1887-1888. (Era of the enormous bustle!) Features all kinds of accessories, hats and dresses. Available as an instant download (2 PDF files).

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