1940s Costume History - 1948 Sewing Pattern Fashion Pictures 2 C20th Fashion History 1940s
By Pauline Weston Thomas for Fashion-Era.com
c1948 Pattern Cutting Fashion Design Pictures for Sewing
C20th Fashion History 1940s
These post World War II vintage Pattern Cutting Design Fashion Pictures
are c1948. Each image is also shown with the vintage pattern draft
required to achieve the sewn style. Many of the details of earlier 1940s
fashions are visible in these images as well as elements of the New Look of
1947. The pattern cutting drafts are often complex, but
interesting to those of us able to pattern draft and construct garments.
All thumbnails below enlarge to
become full A4 pictures and detail can be magnified in image software such
as Paint Shop Pro.
These fashion sketch images were bought
from a 93 year old woman and they were described as 1940s. I would estimate
them at after 1947 or 1948, as the fuller skirts hint at being copies of
the Dior New Look silhouette. Although many have fuller
skirts, some of these square
shouldered styles have a more
mid 40's feel than
those fashion designs on the previous page. Real 'New Look'
garments had narrower neater shoulder lines.
N.B I have NOT made up any of these
styles and cannot be held responsible for errors in designs. Use
them as inspiration.
All thumbnail images enlarge into A4 size pages for personal use only
printing and study. I've cleaned any background clutter so you can
really see the silhouette and fashion detailing.
Please Note the straight skirt is not repeated on all drafts,
so see suit pattern draft 3028, otherwise a standard straight skirt
block such as my
skirt block you can draft here would be suitable to do adaptations.
If you do not own a dress block, bodice block, jacket block or similar
sloper you may find Vogue V1004 shell dress fitting pattern a useful
alternative to get you started on ideas.
If you plan to use these as a guide to recreate your own 1940's
fashions do remember to use a modern
block or sloper tailored to today's thicker waisted, fuller busted
figure. Even if you don't draft them they are great as ideas for
drama productions. Thumbnails all enlarge to A4.
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