Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Fashion Inspiration: 1939 Suits

A major inspiration for the dress I am working on comes from 1939 and 1940 suit/dress combos.  I love the way a collarless dress looks with a suit jacket.  Check out these 1939 McCall beauties:


And this lovely number which is McCall 3107:

There's also these....I love the one on the right which is McCall 3096:
Which one is your favorite?

12 comments:

  1. Suit and dress combos look fabulous, and are a great way to expand your wardrobe too! It's hard to choose my favorite of these, but I think the striped blouse and bolero combo is my pick :-)

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  2. Oh, just want I'm looking for! The first one is my favourite, the sleeves and the topstitching on that dress is wonderful. Plus the shape of the jacket is so much more flattering than the boxy jackets of the 40s. Love it!

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  3. I love everyone, but especially I love, love, love the white jacket of 3103. (The last photo) I also try hat ...... It's adorable!

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  4. I agree with Rosy, that jacket is amazing! I also really like the skirt from 3077.

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  5. I love the first one...3077? I wish I could wear a high collar like that! 3103's jacket is amazing.

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  6. I love suit and dress combos from this era! I can see 3077 in a pretty cotton floral with a tweed topper.

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  7. I love the skirt and jacket combo in mcall 3107. It would look great with one of your hot pink blouses underneath.

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  8. 3077, for sure! Especially the red hat that goes with the suit-y version. I must find a pattern/make one of those hats.

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  9. I love the blouse at 3107.

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  10. i can't wait to see what the finished products look like. I'm trying my first vintage patterns. actually have to make them for aplay that takes place in the 50's for a character who is a man dressed as woman! sewcountrychick.blospot.com

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  11. oh sorry forgot to tell you 3103 would be amzing in a beautiful gabardine. those seams look like a nightmare though.

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  12. Here http://www.pinterest.com/pin/381328293420752280/ you'll find a picture of McCall 3077 made up in a 1939 magazine

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I read each and every comment--thank you so much!

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