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Posts Tagged: vintage fashion
The Edwardian period was a turning point in fashion history; the Victorian ideal of strict, structured dress met the beginnings of a softer, more lighthearted view of fashion. Young people were anxious to shed not only the physical constraints of the “old” style, but also the social mores that up to that time had been intrinsically linked to clothing in general. It was a time of breaking through limitations, both physical and philosophical.
The fashions that resulted from these social growing pains became more flamboyant, with designers trying radically new and different silhouettes, colours, and textures. They broke rules left and right, pushing the envelope of what was considered ‘acceptable’.
Here are several beautiful Vogue pattern sketches and George Barbier drawings, illustrating the contrasting styles of the decade.
Gorgeous sketches from the Bergdorf Goodman archives, showcasing vintage designs from several influential designers of the 1950s and 1960s – Balenciaga, Balmain, Dior, Heim, Lanvin, Schiaparelli, Simonetta, and more.
Source: Anna Lee
Like to sew your own vintage-inspired clothing? Here you’ll find links to download completely free, completely adorable vintage sewing patterns. Updated regularly with new finds!
1950’s Petticoat – Burda Style
Couture Inspired 1950s Day Dress – Victoria & Albert Museum
1950s Style Dress – Burda Style
Madeline Mini-Bloomers – Colette Patterns
1930’s Beach Playsuit – Vintage Chic
1930’s Beach Suit Romper – Vintage Chic
1930’s ‘Trixie’ Romper – Burda Style
1930’s Tennis Dress – Sew Something Vintage
Wide Collar 1950s Dress – Burda Style
1930’s Bias Cut Dress, 1930’s Skirts, 1940’s French Knickers – Vera Venus
1950s Headband – Casey Brown Designs
1920’s Beaded Bags – Antique Pattern Library
The Priscilla Smocking Book – Antique Pattern Library