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Old Hollywood Patters

Emmy1 | Posted in Patterns on

I am very interested in finding a store, online or otherwise that will sell the old Adrian gown patterns.  I am going to a social event in the fall season and absolutely fell in love with a dress made by Adrian for Norma Shearer in the ‘Divorcee’ and also in other movies.  I would love to make some of these gowns, but cannot find anyone who replicates these patterns.  Any help would be appreciated.   Many thanks all….Em


  1. carolfresia | | #1


    I can't help you with an Adrian pattern, but thought you might want to take a look at this website:


    They sell a select group of patterns, all modern, modelled on classic gowns from the heyday of the cinema glamour queen.


    1. Barbaran8 | | #4

      I get a "bad gateway" message in the retrofit patterns link.

      1. carolfresia | | #5
        1. alisabeck | | #6

          Also try http://www.evadress.com.  She's got a great selection of vintage pattern, all arranged by decade.


  2. rasbydance | | #2

    I have found old Hollywood patterns in several places online.  I bought most of mine from ebay auctions over the past 4 years.  When I want to find other sources, I to to google and type in any of the following search words:  "vintage patterns,"   "Hollywood patterns,"  "1940s patterns," or "period costume."   I've found several sites, which I can't think of right off hand with the exception of Amazon Drygoods.  But there are several places where you can buy original patterns or find reproduction patterns. 

    It is well worth the effort as these old patterns have very graceful styling and seem to have some of the feminine touches that have gotten lost in the shuffle over time.    Good luck with your search, Rasby

  3. Elisabeth | | #3

    You might try this page http://www.gbacg.org/buying.htm lots of links to all kinds of patterns.

  4. oldpatterns | | #7

    You also might try http://www.oldpatterns.com

    There are a lot of Hollywood patterns there.



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