While trolling the web I found some more pretty pictures! Check out the lovely patterns available in this summer 1938 pattern catalog from McCall. One thing that stood out to me are all the neat prints used for contrast on some of the dresses. Also the pointed or V shaped waist detail for dresses seems to be the "in" thing for 1938.
And some lovely evening styles, can't forget about those! Where can I find a pattern for that green Hollywood goddess dress? Drool!
I REALLLLLY like these styles below! The dresses with matching jackets are just too awesome for words!! Number 9615 in the bottom right is especially nice this the stripes and matching sash!
I do wish that some of the ladies I see at reenactment/living history events would pay more attention to illustrations like these. With some exceptions of course, most women don't have that "put together" look of the 1930s and 1940s. So often there is something lacking. I like details and pay attention to them, but that's just me. I'm a geek when it comes to historical clothing. :)
So, any favorites? Are you inspired to sew something? I'd love to hear your thoughts!!