|My sister was obsessing over the photography on the cover.|
|So many pretty dresses! So many.|
|This is like the vintage version of the Royal Wedding dress.|
I am swooning. Sigh.
|And look at the skirt on this gown!|
The poofy sleeves are so not my thing, but the train on the skirt is lovely.
|The hooded plaid raincoat might have inspired me to sew vintage.|
|Cute dresses for daily life - love the blouse with the giant bow too!|
|So many yummy details.|
|Ah, the Burda dirndls. Wouldn't be Burda without them.|
|1950s men's fashions. Those are some short shorts!|
|More fun, pretty dresses.|
|Nightwear from the 50s looks like evening gowns from today.|
|The pattern sheet and instructions were all-in-one in 1950.|
|The tracing sheet. Everything is black.|
No more complaints over modern sheets. None.
Ironically, if you look closely at the above pictures, you might see a familiar image:
|This is the Vintage re-print in the May 2014 issue.|
And, yup, I now have the original pattern in the August issue from 1950.
|I was intrigued by this top, but getting the pattern twice in the same month?|
I think it is a sign. This went from my "maybe" list to my "must make" pile.
|Such a pretty cover...|
|So many yummy details on these dresses -|
especially the green one and the brown one on the right.
|I wan to make EVERYTHING on this page! |
Yes, I might want to pull coats and pants from the 70s,
but my party clothes can come from the 50s for sure.
|These designs seem a bit wild for the 50s, but they are sort of pretty.|
I don't think the Exclusive designs are included, but they are really interesting.
|More lovely dresses from 1955.|
|Loving these blouses and skirts too! So elegant and classy.|
|The wide collared coat is so cute!|
|There are even men's patterns - including a suit!|
|Old instructions and tracing sheets.|
The sizes look to be very similar/consistent with current Burda sizing.
Anyone know if that is really the case?
The colors on the tracing sheet make it less intimidating
|This issue is so cute and summery!|
|1956 was clearly the year of the giant poofy skirt.|
|Love so many of the dresses on this page! The red on the bottom right - swoon!|
|Even the less fantastical designs have fuller skirts than the earlier issues.|
|I know it is pretty simple, but I LOVE the red dress. Love it. Definitely going to make one someday.|
|This suit makes me think of old movies I used to watch on TV.|
|The around the house designs are less glamorous than in the issue from 1950.|
|My mother couldn't understand why I was so excited by vintage 1950s undergarment patterns.|
Clearly, if I am doing vintage, I want authenticity!
|I might need to whip out these capri pants for an upcoming costume idea.|
|I think I love every red dress in this issue.|
|More Burda dirndls!|
|Again, I don't think I get the exclusive designs in the magazine,|
but they are very pretty to look at!
|Beyers Mode Für Alle (Beyer's Fashion for All) from February 1956.|
|50s styles - wouldn't be complete without the hats and gloves!|
|Love the tan coat! I really should make a coat with a swooshy skirt.|
|The green dress on the upper right is really pretty.|
|Outfits for young people.|
|Berlins Modenblatt (which translates to Berlin Fashion Journal) from July 1959.|
|There is such an elegance I wish would return to modern clothing.|
The blouse on the lower right is really pretty too.
|Loving the floral dress on the right page.|
Might have to see if I can approximate it using patterns I currently own.
|So many pretty dresses.|
So, um, yeah. I never considered myself much of a vintage pattern girl, but something about the combination of Burda and 1950s elegance had me sold. So I am now sort of inspired to tackle my first vintage pattern... even if I have to trace it, grade it, and ignore the German instructions.