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1935 Stripes!

Added Jul 31, 2010

by ajtak7171

Vienna, Austria






This is a pattern from “Deutsche Moden-Zeitung” from 1935. It was a few sizes too big, otherwise I made no changes. It included lots of hand-sewing, because I don’t have an overlock machine. It’s a very soft, loosely knit cotton fabric, with a touch of metallic red in the stripes. It was on sale, how lucky is that?! I don’t know yet if I should add the buttons on that “fake collar” or not. What do you think? Red or white? Or something different? The illustration looks like it’s a bit longer on her, and I think I would have preferred it that way. Unfortunately, I have no more fabric… Oh well, it works this way, too, and has potential to be my favorite piece of clothing for a while anyway.
Oh, and yes of course I am making that linen dress that goes with it! In the illustration it is the one on the very left, as well as on the very right. It shall be finished and posted soon… :-)
I took a picture of the pattern “map” – just to show you. It is a pain copying those patterns, that might be the most time-consuming part about making these vintage clothes!

Material Notes

Cotton knit – I think it might have a tiny amount of “elasthan” in it, and the metallic thread of course.




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type

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    Aug 3, 2010, 07.54 AMby learning-to-fly

    Ohh if you’re sharing this pattern? Pretty please? :) !

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    Aug 2, 2010, 11.58 PMby reneebies

    wow that pattern page is insane… good work. I vote for white buttons…. :-)

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    Aug 2, 2010, 07.04 PMby samanthagt

    I love this piece, amazing! Is there anywhere I can get the pattern from?

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      Aug 3, 2010, 08.01 AMby ajtak7171

      Thank you! The pattern is from magazine No. 14 from 1935… I got it through Ebay. I plan on looking into the copyrights and maybe resell some of the patterns, but lots of work would be involved, it will be a long time until then…

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    Aug 2, 2010, 06.27 PMby wzrdreams

    What a lovely jacket. Good work tracing out that pattern!

    I vote for gold colored buttons!

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      Aug 3, 2010, 07.59 AMby ajtak7171

      Ooooh, yes, gold would be great…. Together with the dress though I think I’ll go for silver…

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    Aug 2, 2010, 05.03 AMby nattyjane

    This jacket is beautiful! You did a great job deciphering that pattern and I can’t wait to see the matching dress. My suggestion on the buttons would be to go for metal buttons… maybe a matte silver would look nice with the red stripes.

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      Aug 3, 2010, 07.59 AMby ajtak7171

      Oooh, thank you – you know, that is exactly what I was thinking, matte silver! Especially with the dress… I think that is it! Many thanks, now I think I’m convinced!

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    Aug 1, 2010, 11.38 PMby olystyrene

    This is gorgeous!

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    Aug 1, 2010, 04.39 PMby tinapickles

    I vote no to the buttons. It’s fabulous the way it is…

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    Aug 1, 2010, 05.33 AMby irmchen

    I LOVE your projects! Especially the way how you are using the pattern from the past to get a beautiful modern (and wearable !) wardrobe which is soooo unique. Ps: I am missing the buttons at the stripes.

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      Aug 1, 2010, 07.35 AMby ajtak7171

      Thank you!! This is definitely a piece I can wear without anybody suspecting where/when it’s from and I love it… I agree about the buttons, it’s just that they cheated on the illustration, as the stripe goes all the way down and doesn’t stop where the button is… uhm, do you know what I mean? So it somehow looks a lot less cool when I hold buttons to mine…

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    Jul 31, 2010, 07.18 PMby camberwellgal

    Ooh! That’s just the most fantastic top! Funnily, before scrolled down to see all your pics, including the one of the four women, I thought how brilliantly modern and contemporary it looked. I’m quite fascinated to find it is such an early pattern – and full of admiration for being able to make sense of that pattern paper! Are you sure it’s not really a diagram of the wiring for the electronics on a Jumbo Jet?!

    As for whether to add buttons or not, I guess that depends how it would look with the dress. I like it as it is for casual wear, but can see it might want more detail for the dress (although that would depend on the fabric?).

    What wouldn’t I do for a copy of the pattern?! Am looking forward to seeing the dress.

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      Aug 1, 2010, 07.32 AMby ajtak7171

      Thank you so much for the input and the laughs! I reacted just like you – a lot of the things in the 30’s actually really look modern to us. The only thing I am unsure about is the length of the dress… I will make it in a grey-brownish linen, not white, as they suggest. So jacket and dress will look more like two separate pieces, but the fabrics work well together I think. Maybe when it’s finished I can decide on those buttons.
      At some point I will try to contact whoever owns the rights on those old magazines and find out if I am allowed to share the patterns. I just don’t want to do it illegally…

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      Aug 3, 2010, 10.48 AMby camberwellgal

      The dress sounds great; grey/brown would set off the jacket well, more than white, I think?

      I appreciate what you say about the copyright. I found this, also on Burdastyle about pattern copyright.


      70 years after the death of the final designer is a long time, longer than the lifespan of many companies who might collect the copyright fee even?

      [Note to pattern companies out there – consider re-issuing more of your stock – pdf Burdastyle would have to be a pretty cheap new revenue stream?]

      Anyhow – intellectual property technicalities aside – I’m still loving the top!

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    Jul 31, 2010, 06.21 PMby lizajane09

    This is great! I love how the stripes change directions on the cuff and facing.

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    Jul 31, 2010, 04.18 PMby carolyn-s

    It looks absolutely beautiful just the way it is! I love this, it’s stunning. Nice job!

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    Jul 31, 2010, 02.42 PMby marie emily

    this is really neat! i like the fabric and the vintage design. i think i might add some little metal buttons, but it looks good without any, too. (the pattern tracing does look like a pain).

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      Aug 1, 2010, 07.25 AMby ajtak7171

      Thanks for your input! Yes, I was thinking maybe metal, too. I will finish the dress first and see if I can decide then…

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