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A Vogue from 1956

I know you might be expecting me showing my pants, but it isn't finished yet. Almost there, but a few little things still have to be done.

Below a few pictures from a Vogue from 1956 which I found on a local site when I looked for some older BWOF issues. One of the sellers also had this Vogue issue from 1956 for sale and I bought it. I'm not really into vintage style sewing (yet), but I do like to see books and magazines with clothes and patterns of the past. Aren't they wonderful feminine clothes? And it's a bit difficult to see in most of the pictures, but the lines are so special on some of these designs.




  1. What a great find. Gorgeous dresses, but not what I would have expected from the mid '50's - very slim lined, except for the first one.

  2. Absolutely divine! You knew I'd say that, didn't you?;)

  3. Oh those clothes are gorgeous! They really knew how to dress then!

  4. Sigrid .- that beautiful images. thanks for show. I absolutely love all the suits and dresses.


  5. Beautiful! I see a vintage garment in your future!

  6. Yes those lovely details are why I fell in love with vintage patterns last year! That was a great find!!!

  7. Wow, look at those itty bitty waists!

  8. Such beauty- and perfect for a Barbie doll lol. I don't think a simple girdle will do the trick here. But love the details, thanks for posting this Sigrid.

  9. Lovely pictures! I collect sewing and knitting magazines from the late 50's and early 60's. Just love them! The level of detail on those garments is much greater than most things seen today.
    And I want whatever undergarments they wore to make their hips and waists look like that. (They can keep the bullet bras.)

  10. These are just so beautiful, aren't they?

  11. Those models are fabulous and very inspiring! Thanks for sharing them!

  12. I gotta tell you--girdles must have been "THE" undergarment! All those models look like they have 23 or 24" waists. I LOVE the styles, but who has waists like that these days??? Okay. Most women I know that have tiny waists bemoan their hip size. Then you have people like me that have smallish hips with a larger waist size. The first time I measured my waist was in 7th grade and it was 27". I'm lucky in that it hasn't varied much from that figure, but it's never been tiny. The magazines from that time period make one think that most women in the '50's were shaped like this but I have old family photos from that time period and while women did seem generally thinner, many had the same issues we face today. Maybe 60 years from now people will pick up Vogue from today and will be thinking all women were anorexic sticks LOL.

    But I sure like those styles and I dress like that (with that figure) in my dreams ;) .


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