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1950s Australian Vogue magazine: interiors

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The Australian edition of Vogue magazine started in 1956 as a quarterly supplement to British Vogue. And it contains some gems! There used to be quite a bit of interior decorating and sewing advertising and articles until Vogue Living came out in the early 80s. Here are some pictures from the first two years, of [...]

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1955 Twin Set – free knitting pattern

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Here’s a pretty twin set from My Home magazine’s 1955 Christmas edition. My Home was a British publication “for women who love their home”. I’ve compiled the pattern into a PDF to download. Knitting pattern – 3.5mb PDF

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Vintage 1940s plus-size sewing pattern catalogue

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A while back I found a very tattered old mid-1940s pattern catalogue at an antiques centre. What was unusual about it was that it featured outsize fashions, something you hardly ever see. I paid a bit too much for it considering the condition, but I balanced it out with a few bargains elsewhere! It’s a [...]

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Australian Home Journal 1953 vintage fashion gallery

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Time for a fashion parade! Here’s a collection of covers from the AHJ – all from 1953. Click on the covers to enlarge them. First, February. A full-skirted dress with a wrap-style bodice; a girl’s cap-sleeve frock; a sleeveless tennis dress. Next, March.Interesting foldover-sweetheart neckline dress with pleated detailing on the front; frock with gathered [...]

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The Australian Home Journal – vintage fashion trove

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The Australian Home Journal was a magazine mostly about fashion for the average woman. Each cover featured 3-5 outfits and inside were full-size paper tissue patterns and instructions on how to make them up. There were also more outfits illustrated inside, amd you could buy them by mail order from the AHJ pattern service. The [...]

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