These pretty dresses feature interesting ruched pocket detailing.
May 2009 archive
Two cute variations on the sailor theme! These are from the mid-to-late 1940s.
Here are four mid-1940s blouses, suitable for day wear. The gathered area under the dropped shoulder yoke is common, and you’ll see it again and again in my 1940s images.
I love this sharp dress with the buttons down the side! The feminine touches (bows, ruffle) just make this outfit shine.
A neat dress with pleated skirt, circa 1945. Note the fitted hip yoke and the belt to emphasize the waist.
A teen dress from the late 1940s for school. Note the fuller gored skirts hinting at the “new look” to come in the 1950s when fabric rationing was no longer a hindrance!
That famous tailored 1940’s look, this time with the wide, pointed collar that was also seen on men’s shirts in the 1940s and early 1950s.
I love this pattern for a tailored short-sleeved suit dress. In an era of fabric rationing, ladies really learned to keep a feminine silhouette with limited materials.
Crisp blouses from 1945. Note the hairstyles on the models. You’ll see a lot of these dropped shoulder yokes and gathered bodice fronts in this time period–a feature on my 1940s “Swing” Dress Pattern.
Here is a great pattern for a lady’s playsuit or dress. Note the dropped shoulder yokes with gathers–a common feature in this time period.
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