Hollywod Patterns were around from 1932 until sometime near the end of World War II. They always had a picture in the upper left hand corner of one of the famous, and beautiful, movie or radio actresses of the day.
I definitely would've been a sucker for anything with Katherine Hepburn's picture on it.
Notice the bust measurement? These days a size 16 is around 40" or more and hips can run around 43". My how sizing has changed!
Not all Hollywood patterns were glamorous gowns. I think I could wear this pretty dress at the office or a special daytime event:
And you know how much I love a beautiful and dramatic coat:
Get inspired by all of the beautiful vintage patterns at Vintage Pattern Wiki. Just do a search on 'Hollywood' or 'movie star' and you'll get lost in time~
Who's your favourite Hollywood screen star of the past? Leave a comment below~
It took away my comment! Crazy. =)
Anyway, I'm amazed at the sizing/measurements. Wow--so different.
Love the styles!!!
What great patterns! That first style was popular in the early 1970s. I wonder if it will come back again. They say to hold on to what you've got because eventually it will become fashionable again - or at least some variation thereof.
OMG I would LOVE to have the pattern to 1090 and the jacket! I have to wear formal/floor length gowns to some meetings about 4 times a month and those would come in hand :)
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