1940s New Years Day Dress

by SuzySewing on January 8, 2012 · 6 comments

in 1940s

After learning of a vintage car event  happening at a nearby town centre in New Years Day, I decided to make a frock to go with the occasion. I made this dress relatively quick (with was something I was keen to see if I could do) and fitted along the way. I used a cute vintage pattern, Simplicity 4867 and whilst I bought it because of the scalloped version, I decided for the easier one this time.

The construction was fairly easy. The only problem I had was with my own lack of patience reading instructions. I inserted the skirt yoke about 3 times. To my defence I had a cold and wasn’t feeling 100%. The fabric is some sort of linen blend I had in my stash. I wasn’t aiming to be true to vintage style but I think the subdued colours and material ring a bit true with the 1940s. Not too flashy! I added a little brooch and used my gorgeous Miss L Fire shoes.

The event was very nice and full of gorgeous vintage automobiles. I wanted to ask to take some photos whilst sitting in one of these gorgeous cars but alas, I am too shy.

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A.J.A. January 8, 2012 at 10:45 am

This color is great on you, and I love the details in the dress. The skirt yoke and gathers are so pretty! Great job!


karen January 8, 2012 at 11:16 am

LOVe it and love the shoes – where did you get them?


SuzySewing January 8, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Thank you!! The shoes are Miss L Fire. I bought them online directly. http://shop.misslfire.com/shoes/category/autumn-winter-2011-miss-l-fire-collection
And dangerously they have a sale now.


Nadia Lewis January 8, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Cute dress!


Claire January 8, 2012 at 9:23 pm

Very lovely indeed!


Ange January 14, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Beautiful! It suits you, it’s perfect.


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