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A nice pattern to follow

Posted by vp19 on 2014.02.27 at 09:08
Current mood: nostalgicnostalgic
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Carole Lombard's status as a style leader made her a natural to be one of the stars featured by the Hollywood Pattern company, a division of Conde Nast, and this vintage pattern is currently up for sale at eBay:

carole lombard hollywood pattern 835aa

It looks to be from the mid-1930s; Lombard is labeled with Paramount Pictures, so it's probably from 1938 at the latest.

carole lombard hollywood pattern 835ba

The seller describes it as:

"One piece Frock - Dress and Jacket. Sleeveless frock has drop shoulder armhole in one with yoke. Center front opening on yoke is finished with ties. Blouse gathers below yoke and at waistline under tied belt. Collarless jacket has wide lapels and long sleeves in one with front yoke.

"Misses size: 16 Bust: 34 inches."

Here are some more illustrations:

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carole lombard hollywood pattern 835ca
carole lombard hollywood pattern 835da

More on the condition of the pattern, which is being sold as is, from the seller:

"In good condition for its age. Pattern is complete with instructions. Envelope has some wear and tear. Instruction sheet is fragile. Pattern appears to still be factory folded. Note: there is a little spotting from age."

Keep in mind, of course, that sizing has changed since the 1930s...which is something you probably know if you collect vintage clothing or patterns.

Hollywood Pattern 835 is being sold for $49.99; if you're interested in this fashion collectible, go to http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Hollywood-835-Vintage-30s-Pattern-Carole-Lombard-Movie-Star-Dress-Suit-B34-/181335646679?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a387261d7. (Incidentally, you can learn more about Hollywood Pattern, and find plenty of images of their packages, by visiting http://vintagepatterns.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Hollywood.)

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