1940s summer day suit
Added Aug 28, 2013
This is a 1940s summer day suit I’ve made for the annual D Day week-long event organized by the sea in Hel in Poland.
The suit consists of a white cotton rustical shirt based on the BurdaStyle Blouse for Dirndl pattern. I altered it by lengthening it, letting go of the gatherings at the neckline, bottom and sleeves. The blouse is finished off with white lace at the neckline and sleeves.
The second part of the suit is a four-gore half-circle skirt made from a nice light blue linen with delicate beige stripes. The stripes at the front and back seams meet diagonally.
The last part of the suit is a short-sleeved bolero made from the same linen as the skirt. It was made based on a vintage pattern. The construction is fairly simple – it’s a loosely laying bolero with large shoulder pads giving it the awaited 1940s shape. The shoulder pads were oversewn with the same linen, so as not to distinctly peek out of the outfit. The only extra decoration on the bolero are the bows gathering the sleeves at the bottom.
Blouse – white cotton, white cotton lace
Skirt and bolero – delicately beige-striped light blue linen