Suit Option Ladies' Classic 1950s WardrobeSuit Option Ladies' Classic 1950s Wardrobe


Suit Option Ladies' Classic 1950s WardrobeSuit Option Ladies' Classic 1950s Wardrobe

Size 16-26 pattern now available!

Suit Option Ladies' Classic 1950s WardrobeSuit Option Ladies' Classic 1950s WardrobeSuit Option Ladies' Classic 1950s Wardrobe
Ladies' Classic 1950s Wardrobe1950s Wardrobe Pattern

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I provide a full range of historical patterns for ladies of all ages, covering Georgian, Regency, Romantic, Edwardian, Titanic/Teens, 1940s and 1950s styles. I also have lots of sewing tips and tutorials here to help you customize your patterns and get the perfect fit every time. New to historical sewing? Why not take a class online? I’ve got all kinds of tools to get you stitching! Warmly, Jennie Chancey

Suit Option Ladies' Classic 1950s WardrobeNow available!

The Ladies’ Classic 1950s Wardrobe Pattern has a new range of sizes–from 16 to 26. It is available for instant download as an ePattern. This pattern provides options for a full-skirted shirt dress, pencil skirt dress, blouse with peplum, separate skirts, a detachable peplum to give the look of a suit, short cuffed sleeves, tailored 3/4 sleeves, and a removable dickey. You can create an entire wardrobe full of different looks to mix and match!

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Blue is a favorite color of mine and one I've worn a lot for living history events. This is me in 2001 with my third son, waiting on a film set with other extras. When we moved to Kenya in 2011, I had to store all my crinolines and big skirts, but a few years later they had mildewed badly, so I cleaned them up and donated them to a local theater company in Alabama that was happy to have them. Now I kind of miss them. I really enjoyed my ACW reenacting days with my three oldest boys and my dashing husband. #fallforcostume #historicalfashion #historicalcostuming #antebellum #1860s #victorianfashion #victoriandress #historicalcostume #historicaldress #hoopskirt #crinoline @redthreaded ...

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The theme today for #fallforcostume is "space," and I had to share the happiest space on earth for me--South Africa's Western Cape. Do you know how important space is for your mental and emotional health and even your creativity? I have seen a lot of brilliant posts today about the impact of space on our ability to dream big and produce and expand our horizons. Not gonna lie: the last year has been the hardest of my life and has had a huge impact on my creative output. Losing my "tribe" and the tightly knit village that loved and supported our entire family for so many years was like losing limbs. I have floundered. I have wept. I have mourned. But coming back for my son's wedding this past week has brought much-needed closure and resolution. I have a new vision for a creative way forward. Watch out, world! There will be a lot more festival-going and events, and I am excited. If you lose your space, mourn for it, but don't despair. Make a new space! There is always a way forward. ❤️ #myspace #paradise #myheaven #creativity #creative #creativespace #creatives #makeitwork #mentalhealth ...

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#fallforcostume Day 12 is "future," and I definitely have this dress on my future projects list. This is my glamorous "Mimi" with my grandfather in 1943. He was a dashing WW2 ace; she was a photo retoucher in Hollywood. She made a lot of her own clothes and still used her Singer Featherweight when I was a child to make amazing gowns for my dolls. Every day was an Occasion with Mimi. When she said, "I must go to the market today," I knew that meant dressing her best, putting on a hat and gloves, and heading to town in her yellow Cadillac. When her local gas station changed to self-serve, the attendant still insisted on pumping for Mimi, and I felt like I was riding with the queen. It is from her that I learned that it's better to have a few well-chosen and beautifully cared-for outfits that you can accessorize with scarves and jewelry than to have acres of cheap, badly made things that don't fit properly. She died when I was 17 but still inspires me to make life an occasion and to dress up for loved ones and not just "company." So, one day soon I will reproduce this beautiful evening gown and wear it in tribute to her. #1940sfashion #1940sstyle #ww2 #wwtwo #vintagestyle #vintagedress #glamour #glamorous #mygrandparents #styleicon @redthreaded ...

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Today's #fallforcostume theme is "white," and I have a very special gown to go with it...but the full reveal has to wait until tomorrow, since my son can't see his bride before the big day! My sweet daughter-in-law-to-be is as big a fan of vintage and the 1950s as I am. I taught her to sew when we lived in South Africa, and I had the amazing privilege of finding her 1950s wedding gown in Alabama. Tomorrow she will walk down the aisle and into our family. I can not wait! ❤️ #weddinggown #weddingdress #wedding #lace #vintagedress #1950sfashion #1950sdress #fiftiesfashion #fiftiesdress #happyday ...

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It's #silly7th today, and, boy, did we ever have fun doing this #fancyladiesfallingdownstairs in honor of the @stlgeorgians last month! This was after our tour of @chateauvlv in all our Georgian and Regency finery. Can't wait to see all the fun pictures today. 😏 Remember, life isn't all glamour and perfection captured in perfect squares. We all have our silly, imperfect side, too. 🤪 Thanks, @pinsent_tailoring, for helping us keep perspective! #sillyseventh #funny #hystericalcostume #laughteristhebest #friendship #historicalfashion #historicalcostuming #cosplay #fallingincostume ...

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