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!


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16 Responses to Free Download – 1940 Simplicity PreVue Fashions

  1. Grace February 2, 2014 at 3:52 pm #

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

  2. rebeccawip October 19, 2013 at 12:57 pm #

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

  3. tam October 9, 2013 at 6:58 am #

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

  4. macinic October 8, 2013 at 11:24 pm #

    Thank you ;) Such glorious colours and design – much appreciated.

  5. Mads (lifeinamadshouse) October 8, 2013 at 8:43 pm #

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

  6. Jessica Cangiano October 8, 2013 at 5:15 pm #

    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

  7. misscrayolacreepy October 8, 2013 at 4:39 pm #

    You are the best! xoxo

  8. Candie October 8, 2013 at 12:02 pm #

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

  9. mad14kt October 8, 2013 at 11:40 am #

    THANK YOU :)

  10. Stephanie October 8, 2013 at 8:33 am #

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

  11. Melanie October 8, 2013 at 8:06 am #

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

  12. agirlinwinter October 8, 2013 at 3:16 am #

    Thanks so much for this!

  13. Cherise October 8, 2013 at 2:56 am #

    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 :)

  14. Honora October 8, 2013 at 1:53 am #

    Thanks Sistah! You’re a peach


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