Thursday, August 27, 2015

Turn Around to See the Back View: early 1930's Fashion

1930 dress

Fashion during the 1930's was cut with diagonal bias seam lines to be smooth and slinky. The back view of a dress was often its best feature.  Let's take a look at some inspiring back views in these wonderful fashion illustrations.

1930's dress
1930's fashion
1930 vintage fashion

These 1930's fashion illustrations are from an old scrap book of mine, so I can't give you the exact dates, however most are from the early half of this decade. Fashion illustrations like these are just a peek into the wide range of back views seen during that era.

If you are dating a vintage dress that seems to be from this time period, check out the back, that may help determine what decade it is from even more than the front view. And if you are going to sew as dress anytime soon, why not consider adding some back interest to your project, that could make it something special.

Throwback Thursday: this was originally posted on May 24, 2011

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