"Bernina 3 series" 1940s Party Dress
Added Nov 21, 2010
Port Orchard, Wa...
This is my entry for the Bernina 3 Series Party Through the Decades Contest.
I was inspired by 1940s war posters-specifically the women in them. They are strong, confident women working in a man’s world. I can only imagine that while they were at work, building bombs and riveting planes, they were daydreaming about going to a party or doing something social and fun. That inspired my dress.
Although the woman I invsioned probably loved her job and loved structure and order, she was still a woman and liked to be feminine. That’s why the juxtaposition of my two materials is important. I used a gray and purple flannel plaid for a high waisted pencil skirt, and an eggplant satin for a feminine, formfitting ruffly top!
(The picture with the belted cardigan is how I would style it for today’s woman…well…me. I didn’t make the cardigan, of course)
I’m very proud of this dress and can’t wait for an excuse to wear it!