Swept along in a rush of spring fever, I have ordered two 1940's sewing patterns from Etsy.
This dress is similar to the one I liked so much at Tara Starlet, but with a higher neckline. Much more sensible for a girl without much boobage.
I was impressed to see that the 1940's body measurements are identical to mine - maybe I have found my era!
I am thinking of polka dots or a floral print. I might even take both together with this fabric from Croft Mill but I think cotton might be too stiff. Maybe a viscose?
And from the same Etsy seller, a pattern described as being for a teenager. I can't imagine my daughter wearing this!
The short-sleeved version of the blouse called to me. I might mess about with my vintages and go for a 50's-style cherry print on a black base. Although I found some gorgeous 1940's turquoise heart-shaped buttons which are crying out to be sewn onto a cute puff-sleeved blouse, so I might have to make more than one...!
And wouldn't that pinafore be fab in black cotton sateen? Like the stuff I already have in the stash?
Poor FL doesn't know what to think.