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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Vintage Pattern Love: A Rare Romper!

I found a gem to add to my pattern collection this week. It may be my rarest pattern yet! For a few years in the mid to late 1920s, McCall made patterns with distinctive covers. They had photos of the garments on models: they must have hand-colored and edited these photos and they are quite beautiful. The patterns just so happen to be pretty amazing, too!
Here's the one I scored this week! It is a darling romper with a pretty scalloped detail at the waist and embroidered flowers. Look at the little girl's socks with ribbons at the top. This seems to have been a common decoration back then. Maybe they were elasticized to hold up the stockings?
I just love everything about this: the pink gingham with white, the embroidered flowers, the collar and cuffs, and the precious little model. This is one I would like to make someday!
I have the pink and turquoise overalls cut out and I'm hoping to finish the embroidery tomorrow! Are you ready for Thanksgiving yet? I am getting off easy this year- going to my parents' house! Yahoo- easy peasy and bound to be a delicious feast made by my MOM!


Sharon said...

What a lucky find! This would look great framed on the wall.

Linda Snyder said...

Wowzers! I love everything about this pattern and the fact it's so rare makes it all the more fantastic. Way to go Lisa!!!!!

Caroline said...

What a gorgeous pattern :)