I stumbled upon Lucky Lucille’s blog today and boy was I in for a treat. The article I landed on was about sewing cottons. Upon further exploration of her blog I see she is into 1940s vintage sewing. She included a link to information about identifying 1940s fabrics and I knew I’d found a sewing reference treasure.
Low and behold she even admits shopping at Jo-Ann Fabrics! How cool is that? As an unemployed, stay-at-home wife I purchase fabric anywhere that I can find and afford. Lately, that has even included purchasing thrifted bedsheets (preferably vintage) and making garments with them. Yes, I said it . . . bedsheets.
Sew Weekly has these great 1940s fabric swatches posted on her blog.
These swatches are great for reference. I will print them out to have with me when shopping for period inspired fabric. I am so thankful Sew Weekly posted them. Hopefully you will find them useful too. Check out the original article for more 1940s fabrics.
Reference: May, 2012, Sew Weekly, 1940s fabrics