Time for Wool!

by BoPeep on October 17, 2011 · 11 comments

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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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

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! : )


puu October 17, 2011 at 2:57 pm

great vibe here. fabulous work!


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

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


Reana Louise October 17, 2011 at 5:06 pm

That red wool outfit is the business! Adore it x


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.


Eleanormeriwether October 17, 2011 at 6:52 pm

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


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!


Eva Andersson October 18, 2011 at 8:49 am

Oh – so lovely!


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!


NightingaleJen October 18, 2011 at 3:42 pm

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


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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