Category Archives: 1940

Finished Project- A Fair Dress for the Fair

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! We spent a lovely weekend together, starting with the County Fair on Saturday, followed by great times with family BBQing, watching neighborhood parades, swimming, and ending with fireworks (although very far on the horizon). … Continue reading

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>Finished Project- 1940 Play Suit

>This little project was put away at the end of last summer, and while usually finishing old projects is a bit of a drudgery for me, this one was rather fun!I made this play suit from a pattern from 1940- … Continue reading

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>What Real People Wore- Ladies Overcoats- 1932 and 1940

> I was very fortunate to have recently acquired a large group of old German photos.  They range from the 1890s to the 1960s, and it’s interesting (and somewhat eerie) to see the transformation within that time. It’s also rather … Continue reading

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>Finished Project- Eva Dress 1940 Swimsuit

> When Eva Dress posted she was having a sewing competition I knew it was the perfect excuse to dig into my pattern stash and choose from her beautiful patterns I’d bought in the past and pick one to sew!  … Continue reading

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>Finished Project- WWII Factory Coveralls

>Yesterday was one of my favorite events of the entire year, the Los Angeles Air Raid at Fort MacArthur.It was a very wet and windy day for Southern California, and we made a not-too-bad trip up in my husband’s 1939 … Continue reading

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>Catalog Cover- Fall/Winter 1939-1940

>Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my new sewing machine yesterday!  Can’t wait to sew more things with it!Here’s a fun little catalog cover I thought you might enjoy- it’s from the same catalog as the page I … Continue reading

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>Catalog page- Fall/Winter 1939-1940

>Hope you’re all having a great weekend so far!Here’s a very colorful and very inspiring catalog page from Fall/Winter 1939-1940.  I would personally LOVE to outfit my wardrobe with exact copies of most things on this page. Aren’t they to … Continue reading

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>Jackets and Rainwear- Fall/Winter 1938-40

>How’s the weather holding out where you are?  It’s been just a little nippy here, but I admit I can’t wait for the rain! I hope we get more! Here are some lovely jackets and coats from Fall and Winter … Continue reading

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