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1944 Was a Good Year for Suits

Added Dec 27, 2011

by lauramae

Novato, Californ...






Vogue 2885, Original 1944 Design: MISSES’ JACKET AND SKIRT: Loose-fitting, lined jacket has front yoke, collar, long sleeves, front button closure, shoulder pads, shaped hemline and back pleat. Slightly flared skirt has contour waist, back pleat, hook and eye, side snap or zipper closure.

The instructions are very easy to follow, but there are quite a few extra touches that take extra time and effort (one of the main reasons I love these vintage reproductions).

I adore the lines of this suit. In fact, I cannot imagine improving the style lines one little bit! The top shaped edge of the skirt is also lovely, although it gets covered by the jacket. I see many more of these skirts in my future . . .

This outfit was finished years ago, so there are a few construction changes I would have made (for instance, the buttonholes could use a bit more polish), but I do love it!

More pictures may be found over on my blog, Lilacs & Lace.

Material Notes

*Wool suiting *Bemberg lining




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Classic, Vintage

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    Dec 29, 2011, 10.04 PMby sewtake2

    The fit and style is so stylish and perfect-Vogue should use your photo to show the suit off to it’s full potential.

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    Dec 29, 2011, 07.37 PMby tirrs


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    Dec 29, 2011, 03.08 AMby Tracey McGowan Wirth

    I just saw the article written on you in the Marin IJ! So great to see you get the spotlight that you deserve!! Your sewing just wows me!!! Happy New Year!

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    Dec 27, 2011, 04.08 PMby applesofavalon

    Beautiful suit!

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    Dec 27, 2011, 10.10 AMby elguanche

    WOW! Just beautiful! Love it! :)

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    Dec 27, 2011, 08.31 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    these vintage patterns are truely a piece of art! i love this suite and you look fantastic in it!

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    Dec 27, 2011, 06.40 AMby sew4my3

    Bold, Sophisticated & Chic suit! Lovely addition to any wardrobe.

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