The beauty of simplicity.


I love this pattern. I adore its sparseness, and Im a sucker for gathered necklines. Its a pattern that is only 8 pieces. I think thats cool. Its such the height of WWII efficiency combined with style.

I couldn't wait to get started on it.

I graded the pattern and cut it out in a great dark linen chambray. I got it by the pound from a giant fabric bin at one of my favorite fabric stores. Oh, how I love getting fabric that way. You can stumble on the most delightful treasures.

Its a heavier linen than the previous double breasted dress and I made the sleeve three quarter so it will wear well in the winter. I'm going to change up the front a bit, and use a slide fastener (zipper) down the front bodice.


I always like the look of those rare dresses from the early 40s that had zippers (pre rationing).

I also cut the band for the neckline on the bias (as seen here above the front band that will cover the zipper).


I think that will be better than the strange band shape that is provided with the pattern.

Once I overlock and prep the pieces, I'll knock this thing out in an afternoon.


I even have enough fabric left over to attempt this super cute beret topper,
view C.


I'm planning to wear it to a party this Sunday.

4 comments:

  1. I love that you tackle such great vintage fashions! You inspire me so much, if only I can bring myself to make a 40s pattern someday.

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  2. you are right. Simplicity is a beautiful thing! I can hardly wait to see this one finished.

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  3. Thanks, ladies.

    It was not until after I finished the post that I realized the title was a play on words. I am so not as clever as I wish I were :D

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  4. Love that pattern! You're right: there is something really fetching about simple patterns. :) The hat is really something too--can't wait to see your version!

    ♥ Casey
    blog | elegantmusings.com

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