Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Patterns of the Past - Simplicity 1509


Undated, but the NRA sticker places it in the early 1930's. Notice the row of buttons at the waistline; small boys had their shirts buttoned to the waistband of their trousers to keep them tucked in.

6 comments:

Sam said...

Think I'll use that trick for the H.S. boys that I design costumes for. Plus it will keep the waistband on thier waist. Thanks for the trick!

nancyc20 said...

Such tidy looking boys. i know they were much better behaved back then. (snicker)

Packrat said...

The buttons are a great idea as long as there aren't too many. Can't you just see some poor little boy "dancing a jig" while having to ask for help to get unbuttoned and re-buttoned? Maybe that is why the button idea died?

Shay said...

Teenage boys have waists? I thought it was a straight shot from armpits to knees.

sewducky said...

I have this pattern, and never DID use the buttons for the pants.

My kid is still so damn skinny, and was, that these things just blouse in a bad way. I made a waistcoat to hide it, and luckily it was only for Church, so it never was a big thing.

Nice pattern if your kid can't drink a strawberry soda, turn sideways and be a thermometer.

GDad said...

Those lapels on the shirt worn by the black haired kid could catch enough wind to make him fly away.