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Butterick 5281, My Forties’ Evening Dress

Weddings. Everyone loves a wedding. But nothing says wedding like trying to find an appropriate dress for the occasion. The time of day, location and season the wedding will be held all dictates the type of attire to wear. No pressure, right? Here is where the “little black dress” comes in. I find a cocktail… Continue reading Butterick 5281, My Forties’ Evening Dress

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1940’s Sun Glo Aloha Jumper

So I will gladly admit to being an Etsy addict. I will browse nearly every day admiring how talented the world’s artists are. If I was rich I would buy so many beautiful things and support independent artists 🙂 While browsing one day I came across a wonderful Etsy store called SubversiveFemme. She sells lovely… Continue reading 1940’s Sun Glo Aloha Jumper

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Maureen O’Sullivan’s Wartime Knitting Pattern Complete

So who doesn’t want to be as stylish as Hollywood star Maureen O’Sullivan? Well then, time to get to work! There is a wonderful Etsy seller named Lucy who’s Etsy shop “1940sPatterns” has the most amazing collection of vintage knitting patterns. I purchased the “1940’s Bestway 448 PDF Knitting Pattern-Fancy Rib Jumper Worn By Maureen… Continue reading Maureen O’Sullivan’s Wartime Knitting Pattern Complete

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1940’s Ribbed Cardigan-Just in Time for Cool Weather!

So I’ve found that sweater styles from the 1930’s and 1940’s are just wonderful. For knitting and crochet patterns made during WWII, they used classic styles and minimized the amount of yarn used. Looking at the styles of the day, one could easily wear these sweaters and they would still look timeless. Etsy seller IckyTheCat… Continue reading 1940’s Ribbed Cardigan-Just in Time for Cool Weather!