Time for Wool!

by BoPeep

in 1940s,Skirts

Red & green plaid skirt and top

‘Tis the season (in Wisconsin anyways) to dig through those piles of wool yardage.  Using two Hollywood Patterns (1585 and 1898) from the late 1940s, I just finished up a matching skirt and tie-front top.  Okay, so the top won’t keep me very warm, but being a red and green plaid, this skirt will work all winter.  I also sewed up an unlined jacket to layer over my sweaters.  Being a shepherdess by trade, I wear as much wool as I can!  Read more at my blog.

1940s plaid jacket

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Shepherdess, retro-housewife, mother, seamstress... but labels can be deceiving. I also play the sax, butcher chickens and sing in the church choir. I raise sheep and bale hay. I sew from Grandma's patterns and drive a 1950 Ford Shoebox. Life at the Willow Homestead is retro right down to the 1947 Frigidaire!

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Katherine October 17, 2011 at 2:21 pm

These are awesome! Can you add the pattern numbers to the post when you get a minute – thanks! : )

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puu October 17, 2011 at 2:57 pm

great vibe here. fabulous work!

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A.J.A. October 17, 2011 at 4:13 pm

I love the jacket! It looks 49er-ish! Very pretty and practical!

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Reana Louise October 17, 2011 at 5:06 pm

That red wool outfit is the business! Adore it x

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Christy October 17, 2011 at 5:08 pm

Love both looks. That jacket is perfect retro look but timeless too. Love love love your blog, so much fun to read. Great photos and well written.

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Eleanormeriwether October 17, 2011 at 6:52 pm

I agree, I’d love to know which patterns were used!

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BoPeep October 18, 2011 at 8:20 am

Thanks for the compliments, Everyone! Sorry I didn’t do an intro post here (too excited to get right to the sewing), but if you check my blog, you’ll find more. Pattern numbers and envelope pics are posted there too!

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Eva Andersson October 18, 2011 at 8:49 am

Oh – so lovely!

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Lizzy October 18, 2011 at 2:14 pm

WOW!! Love your outfits!!! that jacket and pants are just wow!! I’ll go to check you blog right now!

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NightingaleJen October 18, 2011 at 3:42 pm

Oh, wow! Very pretty, love that red dress!

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Jeanie B October 19, 2011 at 1:49 pm

Just lovin’ the 40′s jacket. I *have* to have one!
Well done.

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