I already posted this in tradwives, but someone told me about this group!
I wanted to share a couple finds that I've acquired recently. I LOVE sewing, and vintage/historical clothes/dresses. Being that it's difficult to find such in a small town, or you're paying an arm and a leg for classics online, i decided to do some hunting for what I liked, and I found some real gems.
L-R: the first pattern is an early 20th century, post edwardian, garden party dress pattern, that I found at a local boutique shop. I have no real practical use for this, I just love it, want to make it, and wear it, lol. The next is a jumper that I'm going to make about 3 of - I already made one, and it's really comfortable. These are mainly for yard work, and grubby hands. The 3rd/middle is an actual pattern from the 40s, and I'll make this as an everyday dress. Something I can wear around the house, but also nice enough to run errands if needed be. #4 is a fancier dress that my husband actually picked out. Less of a working dress, more of a church or outing dress. That still won't stop me from wearing it at home, lol. The last one is probably my favorite (because of its condition, and it still has the original envelope) - it too is from the 40s, and I bought it for the dress (not the housecoat on the left). It's actually a size too big for me, but I just couldn't resist it. I'm a bit afraid to use it, because of the wear, so I'll probably end up making a pattern FROM the pattern, and sizing it down some to fit.
So anyway, I just wanted to share my excitement, and if you can't find something in stores, remember - you can always make your own! Shout out to etsy for having awesome stuff.