Tuesday, July 22, 2014

"Soon The Season of Tailors" - French Style in 1950

It's January, 1950 in France and les Bonnes Soirees magazine says you need a good tailored jacket. So many choices! But if that isn't enough we have some two-tone dresses (don't miss #422) and some designer goodies too. "Soon The Season of Tailors" is a google translation...I'm guessing one of you can do better. Please?

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

How to look fabulous in 1951 - go French!

The gal who really wanted to wow them in 1951 could get a cue from this July, 15th les Bonnes Soirees magazine. Some 'Fresh' dresses to sew and then a few separates to travel with on your holiday. But when you are back in town they let you know which designer has the gowns and accessories you need. 

Friday, July 11, 2014

1951 Spring Fashions

Wonderfulness from les Bonnes Soirees magazine, March 11, 1951. Lovely slim dresses with amazing side drapes topped with shaped swing coats. Then just a few designer ensembles and the hats to match. Profitez!

Monday, July 7, 2014

French Fashions to Sew from 1951

From the March 25, 1951 issue of les Bonnes Soirees (Good Evening) magazine, we have a selection of spring outfits that you could make. But it looks like you would have had to been very skilled, these have some serious details. But then you get to look tre belle!
And one for the Petites filles

Saturday, July 5, 2014

French Fashions from 1951

This is a selection from the March 25, 1951 issue of les Bonnes Soirees (Good Evening) magazine. We have New Trends in Paris and then a Flower Plate hat you can make. (I have no French at all, so please chime in)

Friday, July 4, 2014

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Paris Fashions for French Seamstresses - 1953

I just got some French women's magazines, this one les Veillees des Chaumiers which Google translates as Evenings Thatched Cottage. This magazine started in 1898 and continues today aimed at senior citizens. But this issue from March 7, 1953 looks to be read by a young housewife. And a stylish one at that. Here are some patterns you could order for the slim skirt with fabulous pockets, the blouse with amazing scallop bodice or the collection of spring jackets, each one a treasure. 
(I don't speak French at all so if someone can help out it would be appreciated.)