Tuesday, September 19, 2017

title pic Vintage Easter Outfit 2017

Posted by Edelweiss Patterns on April 16, 2017

 

1940s-dress

Happy Easter!

My vintage Easter outfit for 2017 was made entirely from vintage Hollywood Patterns that were printed in the 1940s. This was a wonderful project to work on, but I especially had a blast making the ruffled, tiered sleeves.  

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The blouse reminds me of one that Olivia de Havilland wore in the 1940s…  Someday I may spruce up the sleeves even more by adding lace trim at the edge of each ruffle.  If you look closely there is eyelet beading at the neckline that I wove peach satin ribbon through.  

Blouse

Pattern: Hollywood Pattern #1875

Fabric: Ivory Eyelet from Fabric.com

Notions: Eyelet trim, peach satin double-faced ribbon, & three tiny gold & pearl buttons

 

A spring blouse sewing project which I may or may not have time to sew. #1940s #blouse #pattern #hollywoodpattern #vintagepattern

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Skirt:

Pattern: Hollywood Pattern #1830

Fabric: Coral cotton print by Moda Fabrics – “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” collection (I picked this up about 5 years ago)

Cinch Belt: Purchased 

Shoes: Poetic License (Purchased in 2014, so I doubt they are still available)

 

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The Hollywood pattern for the skirt is sort of a 1940s version of the circle skirt – it is much narrower than its 1950s counterpart, but it has the same fitted waistband, narrow top, and flaring width towards the bottom edge.  

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The thing that sets this outfit apart from many other spring outfits I’ve sewn in the past, is the fact that these are separates instead of a one-piece dress.  So I’m looking forward to mixing and matching these two pieces with other items in my wardrobe this year!

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I hope you all have a wonderful Easter Day, and I’ll try to post another update soon!  I have some exciting projects to share in the next few weeks!

Happy sewing,

Katrina

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P.S.  Thanks to my awesome husband for taking these pictures for me! 😀

 

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