I’ve been trying really hard to bolster my winter wardrobe (and only sort of failing). This dress is part of that effort.

I used Simplicity 3010 which is from the late 40s. I choose a teal corduroy to make it up in.

Of course, I had to do the view with the pockets! I really do love this dress. The color is great.

Alas, it’s already time to pack this dress away for warmer weather. More photos over on the blog.


1940s Valentine

by Starspangledheart on February 23, 2014 · 4 comments

in 1940s,Dresses

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:


Blue and Green

by Starspangledheart on February 19, 2014 · 4 comments

in 1940s,Skirts

I’ve been sewing and knitting again and have added two new basics to my wardrobe.

The skirt is made from green twill and McCall’s 7032.

The sweater vest is a sports vest made from a 40s pattern in A Stitch in Time Vol. 2. It was quite fun to knit up.

I also opted to wear a new vintage hat with this outfit! I just adore hats even if I’m not much into millinery.

Who else here enjoys vintage knitting along with vintage sewing?

More details on the blog:


What can I say about circle skirts? I love wearing them. I love making them. I love love love them!

I had my heart set on making a circle skirt from this great pink and purple fabric but alas, I didn’t have quite enough!

So it was math to the rescue and I made a 3/4 circle skirt instead. Slightly less full but no less fun! Do you like circle skirts?

More details here.