1930s | Blouses | Dresses | Hats | Vintage Sewing

Creating a 1930’S Capsule Wardrobe

June 23, 2021

Last Summer I started creating a 1930’s capsule wardrobe with several different pieces of coordinating fabric. I’ve been adding to the wardrobe this year with separates. Currently, my capsule consists of 2 hats, 2 dresses, 2 bags, one blouse & one skirt. I have enough fabric to add a jacket (with a cape) another skirt, and another blouse.

The fabrics & patterns I’m using are:

Lavender Cotton organdy – Nanette Blouse by Wearing History pictured above

Heavy Suit weight Silk Twill in cream with peach and lavender striations – 1930’s Ladies Skirt T1047 from Vintage Pattern Lending Library pictured above and possibly for the future jacket (Decades of Style)

Lavender Rayon Crepe and with coordinating Silk Charmeuse – Vintage sewing pattern reproduction 1930s 30s dress sewing pattern afternoon tea dressLady Marlow Patterns on Etsy

Peach, gray, lavender and White Dot silk crepe de chine – 1930’s Everyday V-Neck Tea Frock Vintage Sewing Pattern – Ready Printed Pattern – from My Vintage Wish on Etsy

Off White Linen – 1930’s Skirt made from 1930’s Everyday V-Neck Tea Frock Vintage Sewing Pattern – Ready Printed Pattern – from My Vintage Wish on Etsy – I have not photographed this skirt yet.

This project is lots of fun. I inherited most of the fabric from one estate and creating a whole coordinating wardrobe from it has been a joy.

If you would like to see more of my process as well as progress shots and videos on how to do some of the more complicated sewing, please visit the following blog posts:

Creating a 1930’s Era Capsule Wardrobe Part 1

Creating a 1930’s Era Capsule Wardrobe Part 2

1930’s Capsule Wardrobe Separates

Until Next Time, Happy Sewing!

xo Jennifer

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