Western for Summer

by Starspangledheart on May 15, 2013 · 2 comments

in 1940s,Dresses,Vintage Sewing

I’m not much of a country girl but I couldn’t resist adding a bit of western flare to my blue chambray dress!

I used Simplicity 2851 from 1949. I just love late 40s looks!

I used these cute metal buttons with stars and faux top stitching. And of course, it needed a self fabric belt!

More photos and construction details here.

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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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Harriet Bazley May 15, 2013 at 5:32 pm

Love that pattern – I agree with you about the flattering late 40s style.


mariebayarea May 16, 2013 at 12:42 am

Your posts are some of my favorites. You have amazing style.


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