Tuesday, May 3, 2022

(The start of) A 1940s Wardrobe

 I planned this outfit back in 2016, but never got around to making it until 2020, when I decided to challenge myself to make it within a week, for a YouTube video

I was only able to finish the blouse and skirt during the challenge, and I have yet to come back and make the jacket (or the other garments I cut out at the time). 

I have worn the skirt several times in my daily life since I made it, but sadly the blouse doesn't get much use. It's just a little too fancy for normal wear, but perhaps if I made the same pattern in a different fabric? I did like the pattern, and it went together really easily, despite me choosing to use slippery charmeuse! 

I do want to finish the jacket to complete the suit. I think I would really like the blouse more as part of the full look. 

I should really make the two pairs of pants, as I think I would get a lot of wear out of them! I am finding I want increasingly higher-waisted pants in my daily wardrobe, and I think that the 1940s silhouette for pants can be really flattering!

I have a jacket and pants cut out from the brown fabric pictured above. I think it'll make a very smart suit.

The darker teal fabric on the left is going to make a skirt and another pair of pants. The lighter teal fabric on the right will make a couple of blouses to pair with them.


  1. I love what you've made so far! I think I've got that pattern, but never used it - perhaps I should dig it out.

  2. This is a nice style on you. Very flattering! The green accessories are a lovely touch and contrast well with your hair.