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1940s Valentine

February 23, 2014

I know I’m a bit late posting this but I made a cute pink 40s dress for Valentine’s Day!

I made up Simplicity 3583, an early 40s shirtwaist dress pattern, in some great pink rayon.

I opted to pair this outfit with a blue knit bolero for a non-traditional color pairing.

I just adore this dress. The pleats are so flattering. One thing I dislike about early 40s patterns is that they usually have darted sleeve caps. This dress had pleats instead. They were much easier to make and look so much more flattering on me.

Do you like pink or is it best left for Valentine’s Day treats?

More construction details *coughwoescough* on the blog: http://star-spangledheart.blogspot.com/2014/02/hsf-3-pink.html

  1. Definitely you need to wear this dress for more than just Valentines Day. It all depends on how you accessorize it. The dark bolero, gloves and stockings take it out of the cutsie pink idiom. I do love the pleats and that lovely crisp collar. Well done!

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