I do my best to avoid ebay whenever possible. The bidding brings out my competitive nature, which often leads to spending more for vintage patterns than I mean to.
But every once in a while, vintage lovers everywhere seem to be asleep, or avoiding their computers. This was one of those lucky finds.
My, oh my, how pattern catalogs have changed. Vintage fashion illustrations are just the bee's knees!
I have a few of these adorable pamphlets to share. But seeing as it is May, I thought it was fitting to start with May, 1939.
Not many contemporary designs have this much lovely detail!
Do you own one of these designs? Or better yet, have you made yourself a fabulous outfit à la 1939?
I am completely in love with 8385 and the matching tilt hat! The model is actually through the looking glass!