This is my best Marlene Dietrich pose. Though nobody makes looking serious and stern look as glamorous as Marlene:
Photo from a great Quality Time post on vintage trousers
I shared a couple of weeks ago that I've been inspired to make up a suit inspired by Marlene Dietrich for the Sew Cinematic challenge.
The jacket from this outfit was made using McCall 3260 from 1939 blogged about here.
The trousers are my favourite TNT (Tried 'n True) pattern, a Simplicity reissue (3688) from 1941. I also used this pattern for the One Week, One Pattern challenge and this is my fourth make of these trousers. I got this lightweight British wool on a super duper fantastic sale at a local fabric store and bought just enough to make the jacket. After a week of thinking about the jacket, I decided I should go get some more of the fabric since it was such a ridiculous deal to make matching trousers. I went back to the store and luckily, they still had some of the fabric and I ended up buying the rest of what they had! I think I might have enough leftover to make a matching skirt!
We took these photos in a lovely church garden in Edinburgh and also at Calton Hill. In the church garden, the most adorable pussycat came up to us.
What a love! How cute is this kitty?
I wore a basic white shirt and borrowed one of David's ties and wore my brown beret to complete the look. I really love it! In the above photos, I've put my hair up in the beret but I also like how it looks down as well.
There's something about a suit that gets me every time! I intend to wear this one a lot. I am really happy with the construction of the jacket and I think these are the best trousers I've made yet! Thanks Marlene for the inspiration!