1940s Jewel Tones

I’ve recently discovered that I love late 30s/early 40s fashions and I’ve been working on sewing up some vintage patterns from this period.

I sewed this dress up in some lovely blue purple rayon I scored in the LA garment district this summer.

The shape is so elegant!

I sewed up view 2 on the right. Now I need a jaunty little hat like the model is wearing!

And I adore the pockets! Best feature of this dress! More photos and construction details can be found on my blog.

• Meet the Author • Starspangledheart

I'm a 20 something Chemistry professor who loves the fashions of the 30s, 40s and 50s. I'm also completely obsessed with Downton Abbey. Aside from sewing, I also love to knit, scrapbook and read.

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1 comment… add one

  • Colour is stunning with your hair — tres elegant!
    Am going green thinking of you in LA amongst all that fabric. Sigh… ;-)


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