It’s about Navy and 1940′s this month…

by mrsbeevintage

in 1940s,Hats,Pants / Trousers,Pattern Drafting,Skirts,Vintage Sewing

I’m sorry if this post is all over the place …it looks ok when i type it but looks all out of sink when i preview it :( but as i’ve spent over an hour on it , here goes …This month I have not had to change the thread on my machine at all …Navy Blue seems to have been my muse

It started with another pair of the 1940′s trouser pattern I cut from an original pair a while age (old post)

This is the forth pair and they are of to Dusseldorf to a lady I have never met who gave me a beautiful piece of wool/cashmere mix with a very fine pin stipe and three measurements ;0 I think I matched the stripes up quite well :) She originally gave me the wrong trouser length so I had to add some more fabric in to the leg’s, luckly turn-ups are  very 1940′s.

                             

 

 

 

 

 

 

The next project was a navy spotty scarf turned into a snood for another request, the onlyvintage  scarf I had was  1980′s long one so it had to cut and seamed to create a square before i could begin , she saw a picture today and loves it …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After that I was on a roll so I created a six panel skirt pattern Lindy hop was my insperation, so I went through my stash and came up with a piece of Navy slub Linen i’m not sure how old it is but is sure does smell vintage :) , a used metal zip and some vintage lace seam trim   It took me all afternoon but it’s finished all but a vintage button ….are you the same ? it doesn’t matter how many buttons you have you never have the right one for the job :)

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The skirt is for my daughter (again) but I think it needs more flare and softer fabric next time.  What do you think ? :))

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LadyD December 12, 2012 at 9:55 am

oooh, six panels….lots of swishability.

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Christine Stoll December 26, 2012 at 5:06 pm

Love the pants! Fabulous!

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