April 20 – Sew For Victory 2.0 Completed

Last night, or should I say this morning, at 4:00 I finished all the hand sewing for the Sew for Victory 2.0 outfit. I am both excited and relieved to have it finished. It turned out exactly as I wanted it, which in itself, is a small miracle. The linen skirt fits her perfectly but it wrinkles so bad, I only hope that she wears it some of the time. Certainly the 1940’s was not a wrinkle free fabric era, and but this linen was clearly a fabric staple of this decade. The houndstooth fabric selection is going to be a easier to maintain fabric and fits her well.

sv25sv9sv16Stef was a great sport as Ash and I drove her around place to place trying to get the best shots.

I want to thank Rochelle from Lucky Lucille for again taking her time to host this sew along. What a fun era the 1940’s was. Even if you didn’t participate this time make sure you check out her flickr group and check out all of the participants garments. All these ladies have been turning wonderful recreations of the 40’s. You can almost hear Tommy Dorsey or Artie Shaw signing in the background, taking you back in time to era of men going off to war and women going to work outside the home.

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6 thoughts on “April 20 – Sew For Victory 2.0 Completed

    • ksgentry says:

      Today was a perfect day, perhaps a little too hot for a jacket and gloves, by the end of the photo shoot she was burning up. Don’t think this outfit will get much wear until fall rolls back around unless of course our weather makes a major change and being from southern indiana that can certainly happen.

  1. Siri says:

    The suit is lovely! I (still) love that front pleat detail! The skirt is great and can be worn all summer (for evenings). Separate pieces like those are great for mixing and matching. She looks like the perfect lady and must be so proud of her mum 🙂 Good job!

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