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 Post subject: 40's Womens clothing
PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2004 23:26 pm 
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I thought this would be a good place to ask, Where are the good places to get 1940's womens clothes? I know charity shops and the like, but is there anywhere else?

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Hi Adam try here http://clothes.listings.ebay.co.uk/Vint ... ngItemList

But try not to get any red high heels or your clash with me.. :lol:


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People told me that re-enactors liked to dress up, didnt realise it would go this far! :shock:
Now now ladies I mean gents I mean whatever, we'll have no hand-bags at dawn in this establishement.

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I can see how it could be taken the wrong way. Ah well my fault, the clothes wouldnt be for me, they will be for my girlfriend. Thanks anyway.


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there is a wonderful shop called the SOUKE which is in Howarth. yorkshire.
great clothes & accessories & not overinflated prices, very helpful assistance & for bored men the pub is just 5 steps from the shop doorway.
It is well worth the drive up there.
just make sure you get ample parking if you go to the one up the hill just past the train station as it is owned by 2 blokes & they will clamp your car if you are seconds over your time.
The best car park is the turning by the hotel, it looks like it is up a cul de sac but it leads to a huge carpark on a few layers cut into the moor.
ACE SHOP

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I went in there at the Haworth event this year, and could easily have been lost for hours! Lots of nice things, including accessories.

What I'm really after is paper patterns, most of the ones I see are 50's on, but there must have been 40's patterns as well?

Obviously the traders who make clothes have them, but of course they won't sell copies, and it's not in the interest of clothing traders to sell patterns, is it :?

I have a modern pattern for cullottes, and a modern maternity pattern which I can alter to a NAFFI wrap around overalls if anyone is interested.

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If you are after paper patterns try looking for Vogue vintage patterns - these are original ones re-produced now - John Lewis should have them. I hvae got one for a 40's day/evening dress. Hope this is of help. :D


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Evelyn

If you are after paper patterns try looking for Vogue vintage patterns - these are original ones re-produced now - John Lewis should have them. I hvae got one for a 40's day/evening dress. Hope this is of help. :D


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We were in Howarth today and Souke was closed, they close on Sunday which surprised me considering during the summer weekends always have lots of people in town.
However we did find another really good shop called Oh La La. The lady who ownes it was in Metltham for the vintage weekend and most of her 40's stock was with her. We did find a really nice very plain brown wool coat and a nice astrakan collar to attach...

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Hi
Got a lot of my 1940's paper patterns from Ebay.
Events thamselves are a good place to buy clothing and accessories. Also there are various vintage fairs on around the country although if the Leeds one is anything to go by, anything pre 1970 is a rarity!!

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Klara wrote:
Evelyn

If you are after paper patterns try looking for Vogue vintage patterns - these are original ones re-produced now - John Lewis should have them. I hvae got one for a 40's day/evening dress. Hope this is of help. :D


There are many good sources of original and reproduction vintage paper patterns, which vary in price and range. Regular haunts for me are:
http://www.sovintagepatterns.com/vintagepatterns.html and http://www.evadress.com but if you google search 1940s sewing patterns or the like, you'll find in many of the 2nd hand clothes online stores which don't necessarily specialise in patterns or an era.

I have also just discovered Tasty Vintage or Hatty's Attic which can be found here: http://www.tastyvintage.com/.
Enjoy your search!

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