Thursday, March 28, 2013


                                                                 SEW FOR VICTORY

   So as promised, here are the two dresses I made, all dressed up with hair and makeup done. Not bad for my first ever dresses...the orange dress is a reproduction 1940's pattern and the green dress is an original 40's pattern. I am looking forward to many more days of sewing. I have so wanted to make my myself a 40's wardrobe but never had the confidence.  Thanks to Rochelle for this opportunity. Sew for Victory has not only got me started in a new vein of sewing but has brought my mother and I much closer as she is a seamstress of high talent and is very excited one of her daughters is starting to tip toe in her footsteps, for that and the new friends, ROCHELLE I THANK YOU!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013


New material for blouses and dresses, pics coming of me dressed up in my 40's garb by the end of the week I promise.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

First 1940's blouse

Here is the blouse done, fairly easy, collar gave me a little trouble but more me then the pattern.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Think I am going to try to whip one of these up to go with my dress, have until next week so hopefully can get it done.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

New Blouse

Ok so I am starting a new blouse now, I will post pics of me wearing the dresses when I do my hair this weekend.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

1940's Dress

My first ever handmade dress and a 1940's one at that! The buttons are old new stock found on Etsy.  Very pleased with it.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Another item

I also made this too....

Busy Fingers

So I have been busy while waiting for the buttons to arrive for the orange dress. Here is what I have done with my time....

Monday, March 4, 2013

Sunday, March 3, 2013

40's Dress so far

Dress without collar....will do that later....starting to look really good.

Dress progress

I have to say trying to get two sleeves to look identical is not easy!!!

Friday, March 1, 2013


Found some very interesting information on this site's page.