Check out my $8.00 score over at Etsy! Two way cool Marian Martin shirtwaist patterns. Two, mind you!!!!
Yaw’ll know I have a love affair going on with shirtwaists. Now to transfer that into a wardrobe of my own dresses. Actually, I have made a couple of them and sadly they both bit the dust. That is, I wound up giving them away to various thrift shops; no more! I am going to make a slew of these to wear as day dresses versus the sloppy cut off shorts, jersey sweat pants and the like that I have been subjecting myself and my dear husband to. Pair my shirtwaists up with some nice leather flats and I will be good to go with shopping errands, library runs, or even home duties. Yes!
9369: Shirtwaist day dress with contrasting collar and cuffs, short or three-quarter sleeves, and patch pockets.
9306: Marian Martin Mail Order 9306; circa late 1940s or early 1950s; Collared dress with button front and shoulder / sleeve yoke. Bodice is gathered along the front yoke and sits flat along the back. Bottom of dress has inverted pleat and large patch pockets located on hips with buttons. Self fabric belt. Here is a better photo:
Both my finds are vintage sized 14. Needless to say I will be enlargening this pattern a heapa bunch (as my cousin would say).
Every now and again I run into Marian Martin patterns and they intrigue me. Upon Googling information about the company I found this at Bizapedia:
Marian Martin Pattern Service, Inc. is a New York Domestic Business Corporation filed on July 29, 1931. The company’s filing status is listed as Inactive – Dissolution By Proclamation / Annulmen and its File Number is 41128.
For the most part I like most of the patterns I have seen by them. Too bad they are not still bringing us their style of vintage patterns. Then again, perhaps they would have updated with the times and not even be offering these type patterns. Hmm?
Move over June, your Mini You – The black June Cleaver is on the loose! Excuse me, let me get my pearls.