Time for Wool!

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

• Meet the Author • BoPeep


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… add one

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

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  • great vibe here. fabulous work!

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

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  • That red wool outfit is the business! Adore it x

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

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  • 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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  • Oh – so lovely!

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

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

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

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