Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Excerpts From the Past • 1951 McCall's Needlework

What shall we call this? Magazine....ehm...Wednesday? ;)
We made a spontaneous trip to an antique store yesterday, and found bunches of vintage goodies! Among the vast stash is this lovely magazine from 1951; McCall Needlework. It is full of patterns for everything you can think of - from sweaters to hats to potholders!
Just to warn you, there are something like 37 pictures in this post! You would think I didn't narrow it down at all, but in fact there are over 100 pages in total. So, dive in and enjoy! There are patterns for all of the items pictured, other than advertisements and sewing projects. The patterns are scattered throughout the pages, but they are in the same order as in the magazine.

If you want to see a much larger picture, right click on the photo and click "open image/link in new tab." You can then zoom in however close you want, for easy pattern-reading.

And if you made it this far, congratulations!!! ;) Do let me know if you make anything from the patterns - I'd love to see what you made!

Amidst salsa-making, and other sewing-time-stealing occupations, I'm trying to get Grandma's wedding blouse (and hopefully the skirt too) done in time for the HSM deadline, which is Monday. We'll see how that goes!
Thanks for bearing with my spontaneous blogging! :)
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  1. Such a fun peak into the past! The illustrations of children's clothes was charming. : )

  2. What a marvelous edition! Thank you very much for sharing this great vintage magazine with us. I have a few mid-century copies of McCalls myself and have poured over them all, right down to the very last ad, many times. There's such a rich source of inspiration to be gleaned from each of them.

    ♥ Jessica


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