I've been participating in living history events in the Bay Area this past year and finally got around to make myself a wool crepe dress for 1940s civilian. The dress is actually two seperate pieces and I have enough wool left over to make the matching bolero! I need to shorten the skirt a little more but overall I am really pleased how it came out. I never sewed with wool crepe before and it was lovely to sew. I also made shoulder pads using the directions with the pattern and they were the perfect size to give a nice shape to the shoulders without looking like a line backer! The hat I am wearing is vintage and the pocket square is my grandmother's who was training to be a nurse during World War II.
|Photo by Dave Nelson|