Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Fabulous Early 40s

I've stated my love of early 40s here before but the return of chilly weather has got me in the mood for some more pre-war fashions! So when I found a whole slew of them for $6 each, I snatched them up!

First up is Simplicity 3938 from 1941. Love the bows for a hint of femininity.

Simplicity 3997 with some gorgeous gathers! Not to mention the hats.

Simplicity 4113 is actually a set of chic separates! I'd love this in a wool jersey.

Simplicity 3977 is a simple dress perfect for showing off a great print or trim. I have some vintage printed rayon that would be perfect for this dress.

Simplicity 4013 is a classic 40s suit pattern. I've been wanting to do a 40s suit for a while.

McCall 7032 is a great 40s basic skirt. I'm totally converted to the awesomeness of separates.

McCall 7259 is more of a late 40s pattern but also a great separates pattern. (And I need more blouses!)

Has the fall season inspired you in a new fashion direction?

Psssst..... Lucky Lucille and I must be on the same brainwave because she posted a free download of a Simplicity 1940 winter fashion booklet today!


  1. I'm definitely more inspired to sew now that the temperatures have been dropping. I have a 1940's blouse pattern I posted on my blog that I really want to make soon. I need to finish a few other projects first though.

  2. Love just about everything about the 1940s fashion.

  3. What a great deal on those patterns! I can't wait to see what you make. :-)

  4. Wow! Talk about score!

    As for fall and a new direction, I think I'm going to opt to be a little more casual this season. I'm loving my Freddies and 49'ers and some recent vintage leather jackets I bought.


  5. Great pattern finds - and at such a bargain to boot! Separates are back in full force in my wardrobe again now, too, thanks to the (very sudden!) return of chilly weather. It really started with packing for our trip (though I brought three dresses, and I only wore one and even that was more like a separate, because it's a jumper that requires a top be worn under it) and has continued strong ever since (as I'm sure it will well into spring).

    ♥ Jessica

  6. What a wonderful find! I love them all, but I think my favorite is 3928, I love the bow on the dropped waist. I can't wait to see your creations using it! Your fashion sense is so fabulous!

  7. Oh goodness, they're all so adorable!!! I love the dropped waists that several of them have. I too am falling in love with early 40s styles (and 30s!), and I can't wait to see what you do with these beauties!