1930s | 1940s

Smooth Sailing Blouse and Suspender Skirt (1940s)

By on March 12, 2012

I’m slowly trying to build a wardrobe of  ‘wearable’ vintage clothing from the 1940s-early 1950s (SewRetro is great for inspiration).

I love this look, its so cute and practical:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And here’s my version:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I used my favourite 1940’s blouse pattern (Smooth Sailing from Wearing History) and the Simplicity Repro 3688 for the skirt.

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The blouse is made from a repro-print quilters cotton, with vintage buttons – the skirt is a very functional navy gaberdine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for looking! xxx

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