30s Culottes: I'm Loving Them LOTS

Discussion in 'The Powder Room' started by VintageBaroness, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. skyvue

    skyvue Call Me a Cab

    New York City
    Thanks, dandelion-vint. Turns out I did find popfashion's store, after all -- there's just nothing currently for sale there.
  2. crwritt

    crwritt One Too Many

    Falmouth ME
    These look so shoddily made. The front bodice seam is off center, the stitching on the pockets is slapdash.
    What is so "remarkable" about them?
  3. JennieWren

    JennieWren Familiar Face

    I have this pattern (from the late 40's, but I still think they are terrifically cute):
    and plan to make them as soon as I finish little girl second birthday sewing. I want to make two pairs, one in medium weight black wool lined with silk, the other in heavy black cotton with eyelet edging around the lower hem.
  4. Miss Sis

    Miss Sis One Too Many

    That they are deadstock originals from the 1930s, so they are rare, however shoddily made they are!
  5. Alice Blue

    Alice Blue One of the Regulars

    Western Massachusetts
    Bumping this thread to add a pattern from the 1940s. A Swiss blogger has a nice writeup today on her adventures with a 1942 culottes pattern. Given the year, and the fact that the original pattern is for cycling in cold weather, I can't help thinking that a lot of people were cycling because of fuel shortages then. Here is the post: http://www.blogz.ch/ette/2013/08/04/sans-culotte-anymore/

    The beginning of the post rambles a bit, but keep going and you'll see the original pattern pages from a magazine (in German) and a very cute result.

    Last edited: Aug 4, 2013
  6. Lauren

    Lauren Distinguished Service Award

    Sunny California
    Very cute!
  7. Miss Sis

    Miss Sis One Too Many

    I have a 1940s British pattern that is for culottes and a 'battledress' style jacket. The illustration shows a lady with a bicycle and reminds dressmakers they must comply with Utility regulations!

    (sorry, not able to post a pic of it at the moment, but I will try when I can)

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