I had big plans for the Fall for Cotton sew along but I only got one project done and it was the most simple! I do have two more started so maybe October will be a better month for cotton.
Tada! Gray corduroy skirt circa 1940!
The blouse is also me-made and making it's blog debut today.
Fabric: cotton corduroy (skirt) and red rayon (blouse)
Pattern: DuBarry 5909
Year: c. 1940
Notions: Buttons, gray zip
First worn: September '13
Wear again: Yes! I've worn the blouse loads already and the grey skirt is a great early 40s shape and a perfect basic.
The blouse fabric was a lucky LA garment district find that just screams 1940s! Eeep! I do have a small amount of yardage left that I'm hoarding for a contrast/color block project down the road. The print is too perfect not to keep.
I was also in quite a 40s mood and decide the night before that I just had to see if I could eek out a set of Victory Rolls from my short hair and growing out bangs.
Success! I'm planning a youtube tutorial for this sometime in October since I used a different technique. It worked great!
This project really made me eager to get back into some 40s styles! They really are so practical and use much less fabric. I love my 50s but sometimes they are just too much fuss.
Photos courtesy of Will Thorpe Intelligent Design