Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Found! A New Simplicity S-Series Pattern.
Hello lovely readers. Many of you are already aware of my on-going hunt for patterns from the 1930's S-Series of patterns by Simplicity. You can read more about the saga here. These patterns rarely surface so imagine my surprise when I discovered one on Ebay, and my delight when it was one I had never seen before!
I immediately made a sickeningly-high max bid and got it for a reasonable price.
This is my new pattern, Simplicity S620. It's a Misses' and Women's Bra and Bloomer and it's lovely! I've never really been a big fan of the bloomer from this era. For some reason, the bloomer kept cropping up in some form or another until the 1960's and it's always seemed a bit frumpy and matronly. But the fabrics used in the illustrations, the optional yoke, gives the whole look charm and some potential.
How about you? Could you see yourself in bloomers?
Posted by Anna Depew at 9:55 AM
Labels: 1930's, bloomers, bra, Lingerie Pattern, simplicity, Simplicity S Series, Vintage
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I wore bloomers until my teens and very comfortable they were. I could easily adapt to that comfort again. Lucky find! and in my size too :) -Susan.ReplyDelete
I think that's the same pattern I bid on. I let it go because I was bidding on a few other patterns at the same time. Plus I realized it wasn't my size. Ah well. I'm glad to see it went to a good home! :)ReplyDelete
You should totally make this, it's really cute. Would love to see a tutorial.
Frankly, I think I'd feel "blooming" silly in them - but I also admit that I haven't worn them since I was a wee little thing, so I can't even remember if they were comfortable or not *lol* Considering the fact that I wear slacks most of the time, I might be worried about "bloomer"-line showing through...but then again, I guess it's better than the dreaded "panty-line"...ReplyDelete
Yay! Glad you found another one! It's a beauty!ReplyDelete
Cute pattern. I've never worn bloomers, but I have worn body shaping shorts that were uncomfortable. I mostly wear jeans to work, and when I try to wear a skirt or dress, my legs get uncomfortable throughout a long day of sitting at a desk. So that's why I stick to jeans, but I've often thought of creating some sort of comfy shorts to wear under skirts/dresses. Isn't that basically what bloomers are for? That and perhaps modesty? Perhaps what I need is bloomers!!ReplyDelete
Not sure about the bloomers, but that yoke pattern would make for some cute tap pants!ReplyDelete
I think they pretty much only work on someone with the same body shape as the women in the illustration - so something I would never be able to pull off. But, you still have a lovely bra pattern. You could also easily shorten view 2 a bit and not put the elastic in and you would have a beautiful pair of tap panties. That is if you intend to sew these up.ReplyDelete
In any case the cover illustrations are always gorgeous with this series, and it was fun to see another addition to your collection :)
I agree: the yolk on these bloomers all of a sudden makes them so much more appealing; but what do they use for a closure? Are the yolked-bloomers elastic in back, too?ReplyDelete
This pattern is gorgeous!! I wear my Madeline mini-bloomers (the free Colette pattern) almost every day - I've made three sets to wear around the house and to bed :)ReplyDelete
I wear my two pairs of bloomers quite often, under my skirts- I like them much more than slips! But they are nowhere NEAR as cute as these!!ReplyDelete
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