I’ve spent way too much (like WAY TOO MUCH) time today looking at my pattern stash and vintage pinboards trying to make some matches. Fun!!! As much as I love the old fashioned illustrations, I like to see the clothes made up, too.
Here are some of the connections I made.
Two Piece Ensembles
Models Cordie King and Alberta Culbreath model afternoon fashions for Ebony Fashion Fair in 1958.
A-line skirts, blouses and knits.
Howard University theater students photographed in 1946 by LIFE magazine photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt.
African American teenage girls c.1950′s
Dorothy Dandridge rehearsing with composer, arranger and vocal coach extraordinaire Phil Moore in March 1951.
Three women, one wearing dark sweater with two daschund appliques, posed around a suitcase in front of brick building, 1940s.