A yellow 1940s suit

Since I had worn out a spring/summer jacket that I inherited from a friend seven years ago (that she had made and used for a couple of years) I decided to make  a light jacket from what I suspect is mostly polyester in a diamond twill pattern this spring.  My inspiration started with this  illustration from a 1948 Swedish pattern journal.

That jacket had raglan sleeves and was obviously inspired by the New Look, so in the end what I got from it was primarily the collar and the decorative stitching,  while I changed the sleeves and added visible buttons, making it look more like a late ’30s or early 40’s jacket. You can read more about it and see more pictures  in my blog . Since I had some fabric left I also made a skirt, which was finished yesterday. And this is how it turned out:

 

 

• Meet the Author • Evis


A doctor of history, with fashion and clothing as speciality, obsessed with sewing. I make everything from medieval to modern, but most of my sewing is inspired by the 1940s. I have a rarely updated web site with some of my costumes and dresses: http://web.comhem.se/~u31138198/main.html


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  • Very nice!

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