I used Simplicity 3997 from 1940 and made it up in a beautiful navy wool.
This dress had a lot of difficult bits including grading up from a 30" bust, making bias binding, making bias cording and some sleeve fitting issues.
But I conquered this dress and I love it!
I accessorized it with a vintage maroon hat and pearl earrings.
I still want to make a matching belt for this dress but I ran out of time and didn't have enough belt making supplies on hand.
I'm so loving the early 40s right now so expect some more early 40s sewing in the new year!