What’s New:

This page highlights new information regarding fashions that is discovered or not included in the MAFCA Fashion Guidelines. New information is added as it comes to light.  Some What’s New information pertains to MAFCA Fashion Judging.


Every two months, the Era Fashions Committee members write an article for the web site. The current and past articles are listed for your education and enjoyment of Era Fashions.  If you don’t see something you are looking for, click on the link for the older Archived articles!

Pattern Project:

Model A Era fashion patterns (1928-1931) are shown on this link. Patterns also included have the “look” of the era but have no documented dates.

Copies of these patterns may be ordered from MAFCA. You will receive a full size, ready-to-use pattern printed on modern paper, which is more durable than the original. Most patterns only come in one size, as indicated. The sizes used in the Model A era are not consistent with modern sizing; the size listed on the pattern may refer to the bust size or may indicate the age of the wearer. You will need to fit the pattern to the wearer prior to cutting out your fashion material (you may want to use muslin the first time).  Be sure to read the article written by Capitol A member Peggy Gill entitled, The Sizing of Model A Era Patterns.

Some of the patterns have printed instructions while others have minimal instructions, or in some cases, none. There is some discussion of fitting and sewing in A Book of Fashion Facts published and available from MAFCA. There is also a hard copy catalog of these patterns available through MAFCA. Go to the MAFCA STORE for both of these items.

Quick Reference Guide for Daytime Wear 1928-1931

MAFCA’s Era Fashion Committee has received many individual requests for a “portable” guide for shopping expeditions so that members have general information handy on what to look for in putting together an era-image outfit.

This new tri-fold brochure focuses on daytime styles and general hat information for both men and women and can be printed out and slipped into a purse or pocket. Make sure your printer is set for double sided printing!