Thursday, October 27, 2016

Happy Halloween From The Pattern Patter Team

Halloween is nearly here!  I know all of you are busy sewing your special Halloween costumes, so let's take a look at Halloween past!

I had the luck to find this lovely vintage costume catalog from Ladies Home Journal, circa 1920s:

Ahh!  This cover is so pretty and Art Deco.. and some of the costumes inside are a real treat.

First some international costumes from places around the globe...

Or maybe some loosely-interpreted historical characters are more up your alley?  (Dolly Varden is from Dickens, so she's fictional!)

Still more whimsical international themed designs... I love the French Sewing Girl, don't you?

Here are some lovely characters from theatre and legend...

Of course, it wouldn't be Halloween without some fairies and witches... :)

Nobody says no to a cute patriotic costume!

Still more whimsical international costumes!

There were also many child-size costumes included in the catalog.. very sweet ideas

More child-sized or teen-sized costumes... I didn't know the Campfire Girls had been around so long..

And that's it!!

One really interesting thing about this little catalog is that descriptions list not only fabric requirements, but crepe paper requirements, if you should want to make the costume out of paper instead of fabric.

The fabric requirements are listed with the regular descriptions and pictures, the crepe paper requirements are in the back.

The descriptions are really so cute, but if I listed them all we'd be here until NEXT Halloween.

I hope you enjoyed this!  Have a lovely Halloween!