Posted by Edelweiss Patterns on April 16, 2017
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.
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.
Pattern: Hollywood Pattern #1875
Fabric: Ivory Eyelet from Fabric.com
Notions: Eyelet trim, peach satin double-faced ribbon, & three tiny gold & pearl buttons
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)
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.
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!
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!
P.S. Thanks to my awesome husband for taking these pictures for me! 😀