Thursday, September 27, 2012

1940s Robe!

Robe, housecoat, dressing gown... whatever the you call it, whatever the differences are, I'm obsessed with the 1940s style.  40s styles were very fitted with narrowish hips and sculpted, pronounced shoulders.  Very feminine and iconic of the war-time era.

Take a look-

The crocheted kimono i made and my modernish cotton one, though cute and purposeful, just don't come to the bar, so to speak.  So what's a girl to do?
Why, sew one of course!

Look at the Butterick pattern i found online after only a few minutes of searching.  Not only can I buy it brand-new, but i can make it with long or short sleeves! 
I think it's very elegant.  I cannot wait to pick up the pattern and get to work on a long sleeved one for fall/winter.

I am really liking the flowered fabric the left robe is made of



I think it's my new obsession!

Cheep Talk Magpie Warm  I like this print, but am thinking it may be too large. (?)

Paisley White/Green This could easily be a good 40s color.

Negative Dot Yellow  When making vintage clothing, one can never go wrong with polka dots!

~CLICK HERE to go to the Butterick web page and see the pattern and pictures~
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Lil said...

Oh how lovely are these patterns! Like you, I have just become obsessed with 1940's sewing patterns, recently buying some pyjama and undies patterns, oh I cant wait until I get started on them. I do really love that pink dressing gown, the floral and the plain pink. Good luck on your project,
Love Lil x

Jessica Cangiano said...

As someone who generally favours longer skirt and dress hem lengths, I've always been a huge fan of these sophisticated, wildly glamorous 40s styles, too. Now, if I could just find a couple affordable ones to add to my closet... :)

♥ Jessica

The Farmer's Daughter said...

I think the 40s styles are actually my favorite. I grew up watching old movies from that era and looking at Mom and Dad's scrapbooks. I loved all the clothing--so feminine and flattering. I love the robe pattern you picked! Will you show it to us once it's make? Would love to see it!

Ruby June said...

That pattern is gorgeous! I love how Butterick still releases some of their old vintage patterns. Although I am pretty sure if I made that, I would just lie around the house all day (probably on a couch) and accomplish nothing...(but at least I would look good while doing so).