Vintage Notions Monthly Club: March

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Thanks for joining me in my third installment of our monthly club where we are revisiting our 2016 Vintage Notions Monthly magazine issues. The timeless wisdom and inspiration that are found in the pages are a joy to explore.


The March issue finds focus being placed on change and looking forward – from the editor’s Inspiration letter on construction of their new school building to the article “Frocks for the First Warm Days”.

Here is a quote from this article that sums up my sentiments as well. “The first warm days follow soon after Easter. What an extreme satisfaction it is to be prepared for them with a new frock or two of the popular summer fabrics.” Isn’t this true even today? We (at least those of us in the Midwest) long for the turning of the weather so we can pull out (or stitch up) brand new clothing for spring.


Millinery work is almost a lost art today. However you can renew your love affair with hats in the pages of Vintage Notions Monthly. This issue features an article Hats for Immediate Wear. Mary Mahon recounts her recent trip to New York and all of the trending hat styles & fashion of the day – from the style preferred by the sophisticated French lady to the up and coming color combinations of the new season. Click here to read this article!

You will also enjoy articles on being cheerful, dressmaking and Easter novelties in the March issue.

Each issue also includes amazing illustrations of 1920’s fashion! March’s issue features some beautiful dress styles including the straight line and bloused sash dress, basque dress and many variations. I love the accessories of hats, gloves and parasols they are paired with. This section titled Fashion Service not only provides the artistic renderings of these fashions but also a detailed description of the garments including materials, alternations and other interesting details.


Each issue contains our simple the Magic Pattern! A magic pattern is a stylish sewing project that does not require a printed tissue like modern patterns. You simply use your personal measurements and the guides provided in the magazine to create your fashion. This month’s project is the Chemise Dress.

Each issue also provides a helpful chart with guidelines on taking accurate measurements so you get a good fit!

Join me next month as we explore Issue 4. For more information on purchasing back issues or signing up for a monthly subscription to Vintage Notion Monthly, visit our magazine page. A FREE copy of the Vintage Notions book comes with every yearly subscription.