I used McCall 9089 from 1937, which is also this week's pattern giveaway (enter before midnight on Sunday here...). I really love this pattern! I made the dress out of lightweight chocolate brown wool that has very light mauve pinstripes.
I really love the large collar on this dress! I found the perfect matching buttons too! The big feature of the dress is the back--with a really neat slit design:
Don't know why this picture is all grainy--but is shows off the lines of the dress really well. I think I am going to make a matching belt to break it up a bit!
I love the matching jacket and it was really quick to sew up (minus the sleeves which have tons of ease in the sleevecaps...arrrggg). I made the jacket out of a poly-rayon/gabardine mix--which is a dream to sew! It's the exact same fabric as I used for my 1940's hooded dress. I still have about 2 metres left in my stash--hmmm...will have to think of something fun to make with it because I absolutely adore the colour!!
David and I had a lot of fun re-creating a Hitchcock scene from 39 steps:
We found a close that was perfect on the Royal Mile:
Another Hitchcock inspired shot:
Super fun! This makes me want to see another Hitchcock movie!!! Which one is your favourite?