I’m still plowing on with my attempt to have a completely wearable 1940s wardrobe – either by buying or making the outfits I
And the latest gap to be filled – a 1940’s jumper dress!
The pattern is Mail Order 2082, and I (hesitantly) used the sweetheart neckline version, with heart patch pockets.
I was a bit unsure about the almost ‘twee’ detailing – I like feminine clothes but this is really femme! Heart pockets?
I think using navy gaberdine, a tough tailored fabric with this girlish pattern was a good match and the style is balanced in the middle.
Surprisingly, the pattern fitted really well with minimal adjustments. Normally I’ll have to fiddle with the armhole depth, waist height, dart placement – but not this time. Minimal amount of mods, listed on my blog.
The blouse is Smooth Sailing from Wearing History (my favourite shirt pattern), made from deco-print quilters cotton with vintage celluloid buttons.
One more photo because I’m so happy with how this has turned out!