A few days ago I listed Simplicity S604 in my pattern shop. As I was writing the description I looked the pattern up on the Vintage Pattern Wiki and became intrigued. At that moment there was no listing for my pattern (which is normal) so I looked instead at other Simplicity patterns in the same number series and stumbled across a lovely window into the lingerie soul of 1930's Simplicity pattern designers.
Allow me to explain. Simplicity added the S prefix to their pattern numbering scheme for a short time (I'm still trying to find out when exactly and why) and it was just to a handful of the most beautiful lingerie patterns I've ever laid eyes on.
I looked everywhere for a copy of a 1930's Simplicity Fashion Forecast (later named Simplicity Prevue in the 1940's) to date these patterns but found nothing.(If you find a Simplicity Advertisement for these, I would love to see it, or buy it!)
But they're all so darn pretty I just had to share:
Simplicity S601: Misses' and Women's Nightgown.
|S601: Updated - Now in my collection!|
|S602: Updated - Now in my collection!|
|S605: In my collection.|
|S606: I have this one!|
|S610: In my collection!|
Simplicity S611: Misses' and Women's Nightgown. Style I has square neckline finished with lace edging and insertions. Bias skirt joins the blouse in a pointed line in front and rounded line in back, below the deep "V" neckline. Style II has a tailored turn-over collar and buttons down the front in shirtwaist effect. Trimmed with hand hem-stitching. Long bishop sleeves gathered to a cuff, or short sleeves.
|S611: Just added to my collection.|
Simplicity S612: Bra and Panties with transfer for applique. Misses bra and panties, version 1 is an uplift bra fastened at center back, version 2 is a bra for evening wear with cross over strap fastened at front. Panties may be made with or without lace. Transfer pattern included for applique.
|S612: In my collection.|
|S614: Just added to my collection.|
Simplicity S615: Children's Pajama.
|Simplicity S615: In my collection.|
|Simplicity S616: In my Collection.|
Simplicity S617: Misses' Step-In Pajama in Two Lengths. Style I has "V" neck-line and is sleeveless. Joins the short lower section at waistline. Patch pockets. Opened at the center back. Style II is ankle length straight cut pajama.
|S617: I have this one in my collection!|
Simplicity S618: Misses' Pajama Set: 2 Piece Pajamas. Style 1 over-blouse has applied band at neck and on short sleeve. Lower section joins blouse in a pointed line at the front. Straight pajamas. Style 2 neckline is lace trimmed and short circular cap sleeves are also lace trimmed. Has tie belt across the back.
|S618: I have this one in my collection!|
|In my collection.|
Simplicity S620: Misses and Women's Bra and Bloomer: Pointed fitted bra with opening at the back, and bloomers gather on elastic at the waistline and lower edge.
|New! I added it to my collection!|
Simplicity S622: Set of Bed Jackets. Style I has draw-string neckline. Full sleeves tied at the wrist with ribbons in draw-string effect. Style II has shaped front yoke and straight back yoke. Collar ties with bow. Short gathered sleeves. Style III has straight yoke continuing into the band. Small turnover collar fastens at the front with two bows. Three-quarter length sleeves gathered to a narrow band.
|S622: Updated - Now in my collection!|
Aren't they lovely?
Update: Repoductions of the following S-series patterns are now available in print and download at MrsDepew.com!
Just click on the links...
S612 Lingerie Set