A few days ago I listed Simplicity S604
in my pattern shop
. As I was writing the description I looked the pattern up on the Vintage Pattern Wiki
and became intrigued. At that moment there was no listing for my pattern (which is normal) so I looked instead at other Simplicity patterns in the same number series and stumbled across a lovely window into the lingerie soul of 1930's Simplicity pattern designers.
Allow me to explain. Simplicity added the S prefix to their pattern numbering scheme for a short time (I'm still trying to find out when exactly and why) and it was just to a handful of the most beautiful lingerie patterns I've ever laid eyes on.
I looked everywhere for a copy of a 1930's Simplicity Fashion Forecast (later named Simplicity Prevue in the 1940's) to date these patterns but found nothing.(If you find a Simplicity Advertisement for these, I would love to see it, or buy it!)
But they're all so darn pretty I just had to share:
: Misses' and Women's Nightgown.
|S601: Updated - Now in my collection!|
: Misses' and Women's Nightgown. Style I has low neckline and the bias
cut skirt extends up in a shaped piece, to meet neckline and gathers on
each side. Straps on the under-arm. Style II has a deep "V" neckline
with applique lace and deep arm-holes.
|S602: Updated - Now in my collection!|
: Ladies' and Misses' Combination Undergarment.
|S605: In my collection.|
: Ladies' and Misses' Nightgowns.
|S606: I have this one!|
: Misses' Nightgown. Style I has off-the-shoulder neckline finished with
lace band and ties at the shoulder. Circular gathered sleeves. Double
draw-string waistline in Empire effect. Style II has deep square
neckline in front and "V" in back.
: Ladies' and Misses' Nightgown: Style 1 has
deep "V" Neckline, which crosses in a surplice line at center front and
back. Turned back tuxedo revers in front. Gathers below shoulder and
finished with bow at shoulders. Bias cut skirt joins the upper section
in a shaped line. Style 2 has lace finishing the front.
|S610: In my collection!|
: Misses' and Women's Nightgown. Style I
has square neckline finished with lace edging and insertions. Bias
skirt joins the blouse in a pointed line in front and rounded line in
back, below the deep "V" neckline. Style II has a tailored turn-over
collar and buttons down the front in shirtwaist effect. Trimmed with
hand hem-stitching. Long bishop sleeves gathered to a cuff, or short
|S611: Just added to my collection.|
: Bra and Panties with
transfer for applique. Misses bra and panties, version 1 is an uplift
bra fastened at center back, version 2 is a bra for evening wear with
cross over strap fastened at front. Panties may be made with or without
lace. Transfer pattern included for applique.
|S612: In my collection.|
: Ladies' Housecoat: The house coat has turnover collar and short puff sleeves or long
straight sleeves with turned back cuff. The skirt joins the blouse in a
pointed line in front and is finished with slide fasteners or loops and
buttons. Flared back panel.
|S614: Just added to my collection.|
: Children's Pajama.
|Simplicity S615: In my collection.|
: Boys' Robe.
|Simplicity S616: In my Collection.|
: Misses' Step-In Pajama in Two Lengths.
Style I has "V" neck-line and is sleeveless. Joins the short lower
section at waistline. Patch pockets. Opened at the center back. Style II
is ankle length straight cut pajama.
|S617: I have this one in my collection!|
: Misses' Pajama Set: 2 Piece Pajamas. Style 1 over-blouse has applied band at neck and on
short sleeve. Lower section joins blouse in a pointed line at the front.
Straight pajamas. Style 2 neckline is lace trimmed and short circular
cap sleeves are also lace trimmed. Has tie belt across the back.
|S618: I have this one in my collection!|
: Child's Romper Set.
|In my collection.|
: Misses and Women's Bra and Bloomer: Pointed fitted bra
with opening at the back, and bloomers gather on elastic at the
waistline and lower edge.
|New! I added it to my collection!|
: Set of Bed Jackets. Style I has draw-string
neckline. Full sleeves tied at the wrist with ribbons in draw-string
effect. Style II has shaped front yoke and straight back yoke. Collar
ties with bow. Short gathered sleeves. Style III has straight yoke
continuing into the band. Small turnover collar fastens at the front
with two bows. Three-quarter length sleeves gathered to a narrow band.
|S622: Updated - Now in my collection!|
Aren't they lovely?
Update: Repoductions of the following S-series patterns are now available in print and download at MrsDepew.com!
Just click on the links...
S612 Lingerie Set