mail order patterns

I’m still plowing on with my attempt to have a completely wearable 1940s wardrobe – either by buying or making the outfits I want need. 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. [...]

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honest-to-goodness, one of my first vintage pattern purchases. call it one of the first 10. there’s so much to love here, from the classic skirt to that gorgeous top with the ties to the little capelet. what really captured my fancy? the idea of styling it with little slouchy socks and loafers. weird, right? i [...]

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