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A 1940s Butterick pattern of a playsuit and dress featured on Sense & Sensibility Patterns.
One-shouldered playsuit pattern, c. 1947
Distractions! More on my new 1940s playsuit when you click the photo.
maenades asked: why did fashion change so much in the 20's?
Hemlines rose as a result of rationed fabric because of the Great War - they had less to use for the skirts so they became shorter. There was actually an attempt to lower hemlines again to ankle length after the war by the more stalwart, modest matrons, but the youthful fashionistas weren’t having it and the hems continued to rise! Knees became all the rage (they really did rouge them or put trinkets on their garters to show them off).
To explain the “boyish” figure that was en vouge in the ’20s, the silhouette had gradually been straightening and slimming since the early ’10s with the evolution of the corset shape until the hemline dropped in the 1920s to emphasize that even more.
hachiyoku asked: This might seem as a silly question but: What did the women wear under their dresses in russian in the early 1900-1920's ( petticoats, bustles or crinolines... Or something 4th? )
The undergarments spanning those 20 years changed dramatically throughout the time period. I don’t know about Russian specifically, but I have seen photographs of the royal family at this time period and the ladies wear the typical fashions.
In the 1900s, a woman would have worn an s-curve corset, bust and hip pads (under the corset), and petticoats. In the 1910s, the corset was straightened out (no s-curve, no hip or bust pads) and she wore petticoats, as always. In the 1920s, the fashions changed drastically and a lady had on much less underwear - usually some sort of little bra, a girdle-type structural garment to smooth everything down, and a slip.
decembercat asked: can we see a large picture of the dress in your icon? it looks amazing!
Seeing as this is a costume blog and these are all costume patterns, I thought you’d be particularly interested.
I’m going to sell all uncut patterns for half of the average price ($16) and all cut patterns for $4.50. I haven’t gone through to see exactly which pieces are cut on every pattern, but if you would like to know then please feel free to ask! Shipping will be calculated depending on where you live but I will do it as cheaply as possible! Please email me with your full name and address if interested.
Simplicity 3673 - UNCUT
Simplicity 9769 - CUT (corset uncut)
Simplicity 3727 - CUT (sleeves and skirt uncut)
Simplicity 9764 - UNCUT
Simplicity 5726 - UNCUT
Simplicity 9891 (the Lord of the Rings pattern!) - CUT
Simplicity 2621 - UNCUT
Polonaise jacket, Imotex collections, 1770s
Polonaise, Museo del Traje, 1775-85
It looks like candy!