HI there new-SewRetro!
My name is Bex, and I blog over at Subversive Femme (I also have an Etsy storeof the same name). I normally stick to late 1940s to early 1950s styles, but am starting to explore the late 1930s (pre-WW2) looks.
Here’s my interpretation of the slim skirt and cardigan that would have been perfect for galavanting about town during the late thirties.
The knitting pattern is from Chadwick’s Sweater News (circa 1939) and Red Heart have also done a (terribly written) reproduction. The skirt is just a simple high waisted 6-gored skirt, made from stretch bengaline (i’m sure a 1930’s working woman would appreciate the wearability).
I’m loving the heavy red buttons and the puff sleeves~! Hope you do too…