The McCall Archive Collection has released two wonderful 1930s designs – a gorgeous gown worthy of Jean Harlow, and a lovely day dress.
Just look at this pattern with its cutouts, hip yoke, and bodice overlay! Beautiful, complicated construction - this lovely lady has some depth of character!
Both of these dresses have some pretty fabulous style lines.
I love a 1950s frock, but at a certain point, I need a palate cleanser. And I believe these fit the bill!
My only real complaint is that there is not a fabulous sleeve included with one of the designs. There are so many arm covering variations during this period that I would love to try. Who else wants one of these sleeve patterns reproduced? Or how about a hat pattern (although they must not be very popular since they go out of print rather quickly)?
Maybe next season . . .
And should I feel the need for something with a 1950s flair, there are always options. This top, for instance, looks very Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina to me.
And I don’t think I will ever get tired of a classic halter, fitted waist dress, no matter how many options I already have in my pattern stash.
But I love having some other new and exciting options to try! Who wants to play dress up in that gown!?