Friday, July 20, 2012

Straight outta the 1940s


That's what someone told me today, that I looked, "straight out of the 1940s". It pleased me greatly because that's exactly what I was going for. I have a bit of an obsession with 40s ladies suits, but I can't really afford one, so this is my approximation of one. The skirt is a wool circle skirt that I made. The blazer is op shopped and I added an op shopped belt to give it a more 40s shape. The faux fur wrap and gloves are also op shopped.   


 The bag and the shoes I got at Brumby's garage sale. I made the hat using this 40s pdf pattern from Kallie Designs on etsy. I used some sort of mystery wool type fabric from the op shop, and an old button as decoration.


The pattern was really quick and easy. Now, I'm keen to try some of the other hat patterns in the Kallie Designs shop.

35 comments:

  1. Fantastic, very smart. Boom! It's trippy you are pretty much sans hat, wearing what I wore to work recently.

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    1. Thanks! Awesome. Great minds think alike, eh?

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  2. Oooh la la, lady. You look lovely, and that hat is amazing.

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  3. Woah! I don't even know what to say - you look so INCREDIBLE! I also love that you made that hat - I've wanted to make a hat simply forever. Was it difficult to make?

    Also - how cute are you tights!

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    1. Thanks! No, it was really easy. I finished it in one evening. It just required a little bit of sewing, no fancy millinery techniques or anything.
      Thanks. The tights are Columbine ones from Farmers.

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  4. You do look 40/50s alright, wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
    You made the skirt and got all the rest of the pieces to make this magic ensemble.
    You are MAGIC!!!
    Have a lovely weekend.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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    1. Thanks Sacramento! I hope you have a lovely weekend too.

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  5. I like that fur!

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  6. Oh could you be more fabulous!!!! That outfit is just gorgeous on you. The fur and hat are perfect. I love that you made the hat.
    Have an amazing weekend.
    Love v

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    1. Thank you, Miss V! I hope you have an amazing weekend too.

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  7. Love your whole outfit....if I saw you I would have to tackle you in the street & stare in wonder! Xx

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    1. Thank you! That would be a pleasant change from people staring at me in bewilderment ;)

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  8. The whole outfit is gorgeous! I'm always saying I'd love to make a hat, but never get around to it. This hat is great, well done you! X

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    1. Thanks! I said that for ages too before I finally made one and now I just want to make lots of them.

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  9. this is amazing! the hat is gorgeous.

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  10. I love this look! The whole thing is great but the hat really adds something extra

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  11. This outfit is so perfect I can barely deal.

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  12. Your outfit has so much character. The gray with the caramel accents is lovely. I'd be thrilled, too, if someone commented that I looked straight out of the 40s!

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  13. This outfit is incredibly beautiful! You look stunning in the 1940's elegant style!
    The hat is just perfect!Brilliant work!
    xxx

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  14. Aren't you a clever chicky pulling that outfit together - definitely captured the 40s suit look beautifully. Love the hat you made.

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  15. Very, very glamourous and very forties indeed! I'm wishing for autumn now so I can wear something similar! The hat is fabulous! :)

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  16. You look fabulous, like you've just wandered in off an Agatha Christie play or something equally fab! love the fake fur tippet and that tremendously stylish hat! x

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  17. wow, such a amazing outfit. you look stunning!

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  18. Fark ME,talk about upping the ante!
    You look amazing!!! If I'd seen you,and didn't know you,I would have totally acosted you!! I would anyways!!! Love every detail,that hat is especially cool!
    XXXXXXXX

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