Today the new McCall patterns were released, along with their new Archive Collection. The first two patterns are from 1933 and look to be very Chanel inspired.
I am a little confused as to why the jacket is a separate pattern number from the skirt, when they are clearly being treated as a matched set. I have never come across a suit pattern sold in separate pieces, vintage or contemporary, so that is a little confusing. But I am excited to see more vintage reproductions being produced!
The obvious missing part of this new collection is the original vintage illustrations. I am thinking that this was unintentional and they are included on the pattern envelopes. Because let's be honest - the vintage illustrations are what sells these designs. The McCall Company must know this, right?!
I am still waiting for the incredibly intricate and challenging vintage patterns to reappear as vintage reissues . . . perhaps someday soon one of those amazing gowns from the 1930s will show up in the catalog, I hope, I hope, I hope!
And I promise to have pictures of my polka dot dress up soon – I just have to go through and delete all of the disturbing ones. My goodness, I pull strange faces when a camera is around - between that and all the squinting from the glare of the sun there are some real doozies (maybe the scary faces happen all the time, but I can pretend otherwise because there is no photographic evidence)!