Monday, April 11, 2016

Advance April 1943



April is already here, though so far I'm not sure it brought Spring with it!  We've still been having snow and cold, but let's pretend it's warm, and pretend it is April, 1943. :)

Here's some lovely looks from that time period, I hope you will enjoy this look back with me.

Advance 3245 / 3230

On the cover we have some looks with attractive and figure-flattering princess seaming. The flowers lend a nod to Springtime, the looks are at once professional and glamorous.


A few similar patterns from the team:
1.)  Advance 4883; Pretty Pattern Shop
2.)  Advance 3118; Happy I Found It

Advance 3188, 3204, 3184, 3180

Such pretty looks here!  Gathers at the shoulders and neckline are a popular trend.  Pockets are practical for the busy 1940s lady!

Some similar styles from the Pattern Patter Team:


1.)  Advance 4444; Grandma Made With Love
2.)  Advance 3361; Bluetree Sewing Studio
3.)  Advance 3722; Fancywork

Advance 3598, 3236, 3599

Frills, fitting, and tucks give a very feminine air to the somewhat masculine 1940s shoulder-line.


1.)  McCall 5701; She'll Make You Flip
2.)  McCall 5297; So Sew Some
3.)  Simplicity 2032; Pengy Patterns

Advance 3224, 3241, 3239, 3237, 3240, 3225, 3226, 3244

Wow!  So much going on here!  Looks for work, Mother-Daughter Fashions, dressy, and summery sundress. :)


1.)  Simplicity 3322; Fancywork
2.)  Simplicity 2069; Sydcam 123
3.)  Butterick 4569; Kinseysue

Advance 3237, 3244, 3172, 3246, 3230, 3222, 3245, 3245, 3238

Again, so many lovely looks!  Which one do you like best?  I'd wear 3245 tomorrow, really.


1.)  Advance 5052; Grandma Made With Love
2.)  Mail Order 8193; Vintage Needle Finds
3.)  Advance 3052; Sandritocat

Advance 3242, 10, 3229, 3243

Wow!  Look at these interesting patterns for swimwear, sports, nursing/canteen work and casual wear. How fascinating!

Believe it or not, Fancywork has the swimsuit, #3243 IN STOCK.


1.)  Simplicity 4326; Kinsey Sue
2.)  Butterick 3746; The Pattern Source

Advance 3232, 3231, 3228, 3233, 3227

Skirts, tops, back-to-school, and even sleepwear on this page.


1.)  McCall 7271; Clutterina
2.)  Simplicity 2210; Bluetree Sewing Studio
3.)  McCall 7307; Erika With A K Vintage
4.)  McCall 5553; Fragolina

Advance 3236, 3235, 3247, 3223

Wow!  Hats, bags, and other accessories on the back cover.. I'm sure you'll think they're oh-so-cute and glamorous too.


1.)  Simplicity 8372; So Vintage
2.)  Simplicity 4924; Roma's Maison
3.)  Simplicity 2137; Grey Dog Vintage
4.)  McCall 1506; So Vintage

Well, that's about all for now!  I hope you enjoyed this look at April, 1943!

Please leave any comments about your favorite patterns or designs. :)

7 comments:

  1. Simplicity 3322 AKA "Rosie the Riveter" --forever a favorite.
    I love the button closure down the left side of the bib overalls.

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  2. Love the 1940s style & all the patterns...deportment & style all in one package.
    Wonderful Blog Nessa !!

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  3. Great look back with awesome styles.

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  4. I really enjoy seeing the vintage catalogs of patterns. Great selections. Thanks!

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  5. Love the hat patterns and the showcase feature! Great edition!

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