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Free Download – 1940 Simplicity PreVue Fashions


I have another free download for you! This little eight page booklet by Simplicity was published in 1939 and features their new line of patterns for the February 1940 season. It’s full of gorgeous illustrations in some surprisingly bright colors.

Please feel free to link to this page, pin this page, or send your friends here. Please do not redistribute, re-post, or sell these downloads (in whole or part) anywhere else. I have made it available FREE for you here on Lucky Lucille!


If you appreciate these little peeks into Fashion/Sewing history as much as I do, buy me a cuppa’ coffee to say thanks! Only if you want to, of course 😉





To open the eBook you must click the download button from an iPad or iPhone, in Safari browser, with iBooks installed. A new browser window will open and will appear blank for several seconds. It’s a pretty large file so the screen will look as if nothing is happening as the file loads, but soon you will be prompted to open the eBook in iBooks or a similar application, from that browser window.


The PDF should open on any computer, tablet, and/or browser, but may take a little while to load. Again, the images are large!

Please let me know if you have any problems with the downloads and check out my other freebies, here!

Happy reading!


  • Rochelle

    Thanks for sharing!
    Nice name you got there Rochelle! Not to many of us around!

  • love this! thanks so much for your all your time and effort in making, uploading and sharing!

  • ohmygosh! i just found your site through the colette site. and i feel soooo lucky! like a won the lottery lol 😀

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  • Thanks for the early morning reminder of sewing with my gram!

  • Thank you 😉 Such glorious colours and design – much appreciated.

  • Thank you so much for sharing this with all of us!

  • You are so wonderfully generous and thoughtful, dear Rochelle, thank you very much for sharing another awesome slice of the (very fashionable!) past with us to download for free.

    ♥ Jessica

  • misscrayolacreepy

    You are the best! xoxo

  • Candie

    Modern design has nothing on these, such beautiful fashions! Thanks for sharing with us!

  • mad14kt


  • Eeep! I’ve been really in to early 40s fashion lately so this is great!

  • This is too darn cute! I love these old fashion previews!

  • Thanks so much for this!

  • Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful booklet! I pinned this page on Pinterest and am going to share it with my friends on Facebook too 🙂

  • Honora

    Thanks Sistah! You’re a peach