Hello Island Lovelies,
I spotted this vintage pattern last week for what looks like 60′s style mens beachwear and just had to have it.
It’s so cool I’m sure you’ll agree.
Patterns now seem so yesteryear, but I still find them interesting.
I love some of the quirky designs, styles and illustrations, they really are a historical social barometer through 20th century fashion.
Everything looks so stylish and the ladies so glamorous on the front of these pattern packets.
Patterns really took off in the Great Depression allowing ladies to re-create the latest fashions, and you can imagine how thrilling these would have been as they were really the first accessible fashions of the time for many.
I love these 1940′s patterns above, and how wonderful to see some background illustrations.
The various styles of the 20th century are still hugely inspirational and you can see how much beachwear has evolved over the decades.
This ones a rarity, an original pattern from Pucci – how iconic a 60′s look is this?
Hello 50′s stylish beachwear.
Interesting to see the 60′s influence in illustration – skinny figures and child-like appearance.
Oh darling – for a 60′s Bond girl look – you too can create beach chic.
This last pattern above is from the early 70′s.
I do predict that these vintage patterns will soon become scarce, so if you see any I reckon they are well worth the investment as at the moment they are only a couple of dollars, not bad for something that’s so fascinating and cool.
And as an added bonus, old patterns make fantastic up-cycled gift wrap – sweet.
Happy Island Styling.
Images: Zoe Milburn, So Vintage Patterns