AN EVENING OF BRIDGE: Pattern 5821: Lady's & Maid's Evening or Bridge Jacket (1932)

These stylish outfits were made up of three of Madame Weigel's patterns: Pattern 5821: Lady's & Maid's Evening or Bridge Jacket (1932); Pattern 5695: Lady's & Maid's Evening Dress (1931); and Pattern 5730: Lady's & Maid's Evening Frock (1931). Such cross-promotion of three patterns in one illustration was typical of how Madame marketed her patterns. Great fashion illustration!

Suggested fabrics were fur fabric, astrakhan, velvet, crepe de chine, or satin.

 

This postcard is A5 in size (148 x 210mm), printed on quality 350gsm card with a glossy finish. The reverse side is printed with a pattern description.

 

 

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