As part of the sew for victory sew along I made myself a 1940′s ensemble. I used butterick 5209 for my dress. I also made a complementary matching bag and hat using the instructions (with a few modifications) from a 1940′s newsreel.
the shoes are modern but I think look rather 40′s as are the gloves. Wore it to a swing dance and found it nice to dance in .
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