So I made my second 40′s dress. I am beginning to really understand the old patterns and sometimes think they are actually easier then the modern ones and am getting better each time. I really love this one with all of the buttons and neck line. Although the pictures do not show this so well, it really does nip in at the waist like the pattern picture, very feminine. With researching rations and coupons of the wartime, buttons were used rather more then metal zippers. Fits really comfortably and I love the material. Perfect for this hot weather.
Another one showing the dress with my new 40′s replica shoes, love them and sooo comfortable. I am so not good at having my picture taken, usual reason you see my items on a mannequin.
Sewing pants can be tricky but with the price of repro jeans being sky high, I knew I had to give making my own a chance!
This was my first time sewing with denim and it went really well! My machine needed a bit of persuasion to get it to sew pretty buttons in denim but I prevailed.
I made these from Wearing History’s 1940s WWII overall pattern. It was really great to work with! I chose a medium weight 7oz denim so I could wear them all year round.
I’m really pleased with how these came out! I’m pretty sure I never need to buy repro 40s jeans again!
I’ve got a much longer review and many more photos over on the blog! Have you ever made 40s pants or overalls before?
Hello and today I am showing my first dress I have ever made in this style. This was a challenge for me, I learnt a lot about dress making and many some new contacts. I chose this shirt style dress unbeknown to me a collar is not that easy especially for a beginner but here it is and it turned out well.
Here is a close up of the darts, there were a few all around. The buttons I got from Etsy, they were new old stock so I was pleased to find them. This took me just over a week but that was sewing everyday. I am very pleased how this turned out and fits.
I am now setting myself my own challenge to make a full 40′s wardrobe from dresses, blouses, skirts to suits……Happy Crafting!