>1938 South American Inspired Farmerettes


I’ve been working on these off and on for a while now, and finally finished them tonight! Yay!

This was inspired from this picture from a Summer of ’38 mail order catalog.  I used this pattern from EvaDress as my base pattern and did alterations to it to get it close to the look I was going for.  The belt is vintage- I found it on Etsy and it is carved in the back “Christmas 1939.”  The pocket appliques are also vintage and I purchased them on Etsy.

The jacket I had made previously for my ’38 Fiesta dress from this summer, so now I’ve got a little mix and match ensemble.

I have enough linen left over to make a plain linen skirt, and I’ve got some neat South American vintage print fabric, so maybe a little blouse and skirt combo will be in order to complete this wardrobe a bit farther down the line.

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11 Responses to >1938 South American Inspired Farmerettes

  1. reilly says:

    >So cute!! You really love sombreros! 😉 I love the idea of having a swappable summer wardrobe, it sounds perfect for a vacation!

  2. >I like it! I'm trying to broaden my wardrobe, so perhaps I should see if I can wear something like this!

  3. Andrea says:

    >Very cute! How is the pattern to work with? I have it but haven't made it up yet.

  4. >That is a fantastic outfit! Love the pocket appliques 🙂

  5. >I love the back of the outfit, it's stunning!

  6. Mel says:

    >WOW this is so amazing! I love all the details on it, looks so perfect for a summer day!

  7. Bellelass says:

    >I love your sense of whimsy and attention to detail. LOVELY.

  8. casey says:

    >Eeek! I love this!!! I just love how you've made a 30s "novelty" style; too many times we get stuck in the "average" area of vintage sewing, and forget all the adorable (and sometime downright wild) trends that went on too! Seriously coveting this right now… hehe!♥ Caseyblog | elegantmusings.com

  9. Darla says:


  10. Jiving Ivy says:

    >Fantastic! Your sewing projects never fail to amaze me! Come check out my fledgling blog sometime, http://www.jivingivy.blogspot.com

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