Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Vintage Forties Housedress: Simplicity 4099

I love this pattern for its pert collar, rickrack trim, and spiffy puffed sleeves. Some day I will make up the housecoat but this time I made the housedress version.



I have decided that I adore the front wrap opening garment. Such a breezy feeling of ease as I toss it on--no tiresome lines of buttons, no zipper to snag on my undergarments.

I appreciate that the pattern offers a complicated rickrack pattern for the pocket, but since I was using some jumbo rickrack I kept things simple with a single line of trim.



Ready to do the laundry!

16 comments:

Donna said...

So very cute!

Heather said...

lovely dress... looks like you stepped out of the 40's ...

Karen said...

I enjoy seeing your sewing projects so much. Very pretty dress.

cdorsey said...

Sewing...a talent I have yet to tackle. I have inherited my grandmother's sewing machine and need to just jump in and give it a whirl.

Catherine
http://angelfoodcakeisntacandle.blogspot.com

Old Fashioned Girl said...

It's lovely and just the kind of dress I'd like to make - my mother's going to teach me dressmaking this summer :)

Kendra said...

I want one!!! :)

AmeliaB said...

Your dress is so pretty and practical. You always make such beautiful dresses.

~Amelia

Nurumaiel said...

Like I said on S&S, I just love your dress! You did such a wonderful job.

--Mary-Therese

Susie said...

How pretty! It always seems to me that dresses this style appear to be flattering on all types of figures. Not so much with today's choices.

Anonymous said...

What a fun dress. Happy laundry!

Mrs. Happy Housewife said...

How fantastic! It looks lovely.

Tracy said...

Very cute! I love the red trim. You look like you're ready for the laundry AND your part-time job at a soda shoppe!

littlejennywren said...

Hi Anna I thought you might be interested in some pictures I have just posted on my blog. I've been lucky enough to have been given all of my Mum's old sewing patterns. Although I don't have any from the 1940s I do have lots from the 50s and 60s. Later I'll be posting the children's patterns she gave me, most of them are just beautiful.

Linda P. said...

Oh, I just *love* these old dresses and patterns. Wherever do you find them, and in such good condition that they're still useable?

Rona's Home Page said...

i love this dress!

Martha A. said...

I love this dress!!! I find it funny that a "house dress" was much more stylish then what people wear around town now!

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