Thursday, April 19, 2012
1950s Children's Fashions from East Germany Part 1
I love the fashions of the 50s, and I can see by the poll on the side of my blog that many of you do, too!
So chances are you will be as fascinated with my little east German pattern booklet showing a variety of children's clothing styles.
From what I gather, the Gumprich publishing house in the lovely city of Erfurt put out these supplements to their "Thermo-Schnitt" pattern system regularly, and the types of patterns included these little booklets will often correspond to a certain theme, such as children's clothing or Fall looks for a particular year.
If anyone knows more about this than I do, feel free to correct me, but my understanding is that these booklets were tiny catalogs for separate, full-sized patterns that one could order. The pages are perforated so they can be torn out of the booklet easily.
Here are two pages and their corresponding back sides for today. If you lovely readers like, I can post some more in the near future.