I spent yesterday tidying up the house so I'd have all weekend to sew. This weekend, I'm sewing a bullet bra and a few 1950s separates. For inspiration, I've been looking through my new copy of "Everyday Fashions of the Fifties As Pictured in Sears Catalogs"
This is part of a series of wonderful catalog reprints from Dover Publications. When I first got interested in vintage clothing, I looked to magazines and catalogs to see what people really wore back then. These books cover styles of men, women and children and show casual day wear of the average 1950s woman as well as special occasion wear. Learning the style really helped me to find modern pieces with a great vintage look while shopping thrift stores and I built my vintage wardrobe from there.
These books are sorted by year, with the year at the top corner of the pages, so you can see how the styles changed slightly as the decade progressed.
Dover Publications sent me a copy of Everyday Fashions of the Fifties to give away to one lucky reader! This giveaway will end on 9-7-2014. Giveaway is open worldwide.
Pop over to Dover Publications to see their entire selection of fashion and costume books as well as collectable vintage paper dolls.
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