Being a vintage collector makes your live sometimes very difficult. I see so many patterns and vintage sewing magazines I would like to save!
Recently, I was very heroic and brave and saved some treasures. Vintage sewing magazines from the early 1950s. They are all from Germany. So far, so good.
The best thing:
They all still have their pattern sheets.
One magazine was mainly a "good housekeeping magazine". Lots of interesting and sometimes funny adds. (Breast enhancing pills seemed to be quite "en vogue" then... Made me smile, as some things maybe never will change.) Some adds were for products that still exist or used to exist when I was a little girl. Still remember some slogans from the TV spots.
Prym is still a very renowned maker of haberdashery products in Europe. They probably were most famous for their sew-on pressing buttons.
Look at the dresses. There are so many I would like to sew right away!
Sometimes there are patterns for the fuller-figured women. They are so nice, really!
Look at the darling children's patterns!
I'm in love in this blouse. made of organdy or voile, it would look amazing - even without the embroidery.
And this particular Burda sewing magazine is just the cherry on top. I grew up and learned sewing with the Burda magazine. My mom still has loads of those from the late 1960s to the 1990s. I really had to have this one! It's amazing, and I will write about it later in a separate post.
Hope you enjoyed the pictures as much as I do.