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winter coats and linen trousers

Friday, September 5, 2008

Coats are on the mind lately. I still want to make that 1880's jacket, but I'm now also thinking of a new winter coat {not that I NEED a new one} made from this pattern:


{C30-4709 Ladies' Coat Pattern, circa 1933. Eva Dress.}

I haven't figured out the fabric yet. But something tells me this would be great in a dark brown mohair/wool fabric. But we'll see on that. I probably won't even have time to make it, but a girl can dream! Besides, I've got fall clothes to make before I think about winter coats.

I also finally started making a pair of trousers with my linen stripe fabric I got in Chicago several months ago. They were going to be for the summer, but I never got around to them so I'm making them longer and adding cuffs and hoping to wear them during the fall. I think I'm also going to make a matching belt. We'll see if I have enough fabric left over for that. They are, of course, long waisted. The '30s and '40s style trousers are definitely in my book of fashion right now. The picture below is similar to how mine will look, with the pleats in the front. Though I won't have a waistband and plan to add belt loops and a tiny pocket with horizontal stripes {and a real pocket in the right side seam, that you won't see}.


{I dig those white heels.}


And speaking of trousers, I really love this picture and the trousers the girl on the far left is wearing. They just look so comfy.


{I found this image on flickr, but now I can't remember where!}


A few more great vintage trousers {and just all around great vintage pictures}, here, here and here. {Did I mention I'm getting into the look: "1940s factory working girl?" Well, slightly anyway. I kind of like that look. :) }

Oh what the heck, here are a few more fun vintage images: girls' baseball, camper, great blouse pattern and awesome sailor shorts and halter top!! {Also check out the other pictures uploaded from my friend Ashe.}

I have to also add this one, just because it looks like Asta from The Thin Man series. :)

Annnd last but not least, check out Casey's post on her 1940s slacks with lots of great vintage images for inspiration!

Well hope everyone has a great weekend. I'm off to Chicago this evening for a short weekend visit. I doubt I'll get a chance to fabric shop because the people I'll be with aren't really into that thing. But will probably be checking out the art museums, which shall be fantastic! In any case, I'm sure I'll be back out that way again.

1 comment :

  1. Eeep! This is such a great post--all the inspiration! :) I'm really supposed to be working on wedding invitations right now, but this is so much more interesting. haha!

    I can't wait to see how your slacks turn out--I really loved the other pair you made. And that jacket! *drool* Sooo tempting...

    Have a lovely weekend, Anna!

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