Tag Archives: 1940s

flirty forties ensemble: updated (simplicity 1927)

although i’m still pretty embarassed by my sloppy skirt construction, i’m also still a pretty huge fan of my version of simplicity 1927, tackled earlier this summer. since then, however, i’d had a vision of using a tiny pucci splurge … Continue reading

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the sew weekly “collar me beautiful”: leanne marshall to the rescue

The Facts: Fabric: re-used fabric from this dress, plus cotton batiste for bodice Pattern: Simplicity 1755 Year: 2012 Notions: zipper, petersham ribbon Time to Complete: 1.5 hours First Worn: august 23, 2012 Wear Again: yes Challenge Theme:  “collared” almost two … Continue reading

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the sew weekly “olympics”: 40s-inspired wimbledon whites (simplicity 1507, better late than never edition)

The Facts: Fabric: cotton eyelet from paron’s, underlined with cotton organdy from Mood Pattern: Simplicity 1507 (previously made here) Year: 1940s Notions: zipper Time to Complete: longer than it should have First Worn: august 8, 2012 Wear Again: yes Total … Continue reading

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the sew weekly “reality check”: the “flirty forties” ensemble

The Facts: Fabric: silk/rayon/wool whatever from…paron’s?  cool stretch knit from paron’s. Pattern: Simplicity 1927 (skirt); Alabama Studio Sewing + Design T-shirt/Bolero; The Consulting Dressmaker (Steph C) BCT 40’s Hack (Inspiration) Year: 1940s (skirt); contemporary (t-shirt) Notions: lace, grosgrain ribbon, zipper, … Continue reading

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the sew weekly “1940s”: the “field of poppies” dress

The Facts: Fabric: liberty of london tana lawn “phoebe” Pattern: self drafted, inspired by simplicity 1975 Year: 1940s Notions: zipper Time to Complete: 6 hours including drafting First Worn: May 25, 2012 Wear Again: not until i fix it properly … Continue reading

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another simplicity 2571: sleeker, shorter, and trimmed with lace

when you find yourself reaching for the same skirt every week, it’s probably time to make another. this time, i riffed on a christian dior RTW skirt i saw last winter (yes, it’s been festering for over a year) that … Continue reading

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the sew weekly: the “never, ever again” blouse (mccall 6336)

The Facts: Fabric: Liberty of London Tana Lawn “Gold Delfi” Pattern: McCall 6336 Year: c.1940s Notions: four 7/8″ buttons, pre-made bias tape (stash) Time to Complete: 7 hours First Worn: January 19, 2012 Wear Again: I think so… Total Price: ~$35 … Continue reading

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simplicity 1507: a funny thing happened on my refashion (end of the year UFO parade)

pattern: simplicity 1507.  may i introduce you to my biggest disappointment of 2010? time in area 51:  1 year excuses:  what happened was that i actually did finish this dress.  in 2010.  at midnight the night before i was going … Continue reading

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simplicity 2183: casual fridays and UFOs and the importance of really good separates

pattern: simplicity 2183.  two down, one to go. time in area 51:  3 months excuses:  boredom. how i finished it:  slow and plodding, one seam at a time.  ironically, the same way i finished the first version of this blouse … Continue reading

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simplicity 2312: end of the year UFO parade, day 2

pattern:  simplicity 2312, skirt portion only.  great 1930s classic i picked up from stitches & loops a while back, because how do you ever have enough 30s-style bias skirts? time in area 51:  9+ months excuses:  none.  i cut the fashion … Continue reading

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