1930s Winter Wear

by Starspangledheart on March 6, 2012 · 11 comments

in 1930s,Capes,Skirts,Vintage Sewing

Today I’ve gotten side tracked by the 1930s because of a lovely piece of rust and cream herringbone wool given to me by a friend that just needed to be made into something 1930s and fabulous. Eva Dress SE30-1399 had been waiting in my pattern stash for just such an opportunity!

It goes smashingly with this 1930s sweater I also recently knit from A Stitch in Time Vol. 2. This whole ensemble has me wishing for more wintery days so I can wear it!

Find more details and a pattern review on my blog.



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Nabby March 6, 2012 at 9:01 pm

Beautiful! So smart of you to shorten the cape. I made this pattern up last winter, and I hardly ever wear it; it seems like the cape is just the wrong length! I love your version!


Melbourne Belle March 6, 2012 at 9:52 pm

Stunning outfit. I love the colours together and the shape and length of the cape is so elegant.
Just checking – its a dress with a knit on top, not a skirt and knit?


Stephanie March 7, 2012 at 11:16 am

It’s a skirt with a sweater, not a dress.


tina vines March 6, 2012 at 9:57 pm

im very jealous of your knitting! ive been dreaming of knitting an entire garment, instead of just scarves, but havent learned yet! the cape & skirt are so lovely with the mustard sweater!


Jade March 6, 2012 at 10:17 pm

I am having some serious cape envy. How lovely!!!!


D'ellis March 6, 2012 at 11:08 pm

Inspired! How I wish I had a cape to remake. Beautiful combination!


Lizzy March 7, 2012 at 12:10 pm

OH!! I LOVE your sweater!!! I like the complete outfit


Cynthia March 7, 2012 at 2:34 pm

This is beautiful. I’m so envious of knitters. The whole ensemble is perfection


jbsews March 8, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Oh! Very lovely!


Isis March 13, 2012 at 1:15 pm

It’s a very cute outfit- love the colours!


Lholy-chan March 13, 2012 at 8:18 pm

Very nice outfit. I love the colors!


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