Catalog Sunday

This Sunday in leu of fall on its way, I have tailored women's suits from the 40s.

Sears fall-winter 40-41

Sears fall-winter 42-43

Sears summer 42

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for the great pics. My mom and aunts (who were young 20/30 somethings in the 1940s always wore tailored suits like these. needless to say they always looked so polished and smart. My favorite is the boxy coat with the fur collar. I'll have to get busy and make one of those!

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  2. This was a great post to be able to look at the suits of that time period.

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  3. Thank for the pics. I'm getting ready to shop for fabric for a few autumn suits, very inspiring!

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  4. LOVE the Sears suits. How far Sears has fallen, fashion wise.

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