Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Jewel Tones

I've been sewing again from my LA garment district haul!

Fabric: blue purple rayon ($4/yd)
Pattern: Simplicity 3895
Year: 1940s
Notions: zipper ($2)
First worn: September 2012
Wear again? Yups! Love it! There are some nit picky things that I'm not 100% happy with (yay topstitching.... not) but I really love it. It's cute and comfy and a fabulous color.

I just adore this blue purple color on me! I have some extra fabric from this project that is going to be made into a blouse.

Jewel tones are very 40s to me but they also read modern and really help this outfit from looking too costume-y.

I really want to make a self-fabric belt to go with this dress but I need to buy some belt kits first!

The best thing about this dress is the pockets! Such a fun shape!

I've found that I really love early 40s styles. There's something edgy and so stylish about them.


  1. WOW! That's fabulous! It looks just awesome, and will go so well with your burgundy, too.

  2. That looks so fantastic!!! Love it!

  3. How ravishingly chic! You look amazing in deep, bold hues like this. Love the rounded neckline, too. Those and v-necks often do not work well on me, so I really like getting to enjoy them on others who can rock these styles a whole lot better than moi :)

    ♥ Jessica

  4. That color looks absolutely stunning on you. I actually like that black belt with it, and those pockets are definitely unique!

  5. Really love those colors. It goes so well with your skin tone!

  6. Everything about these photos are breathtaking. Gorgeous dress!

  7. The colour and shape is stunning on you...

  8. Fabulous colour- it is one of my favourite blues :)
    I love the late 30s/early 40s styles too... so feminine, yet they had such challenges to work with :)