So, despite my first couple of failed attempts at 30’s fashions, I have bought a couple more. I did some research, evaluated both my figure and 30’s fashion to try to figure out what will work with me. I recently got a copy of Everyday Fashions of the Thirties as Pictured in Sears catalogs. Normally, these books are pretty good, having several pages of fashions on the larger end of the spectrum. However, someone on FL was kind enough to post several pages from a Montgomery Ward catalog of larger women’s fashions. So, here are the 2 patterns I got.
Marian Martin 9381
The original owner had copied and altered the bodice, using newspaper. I had a ton of fun reading the bits of pieces of history. There are a couple intact recipes, a Society page, some crime reports, very interesting.