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Green 40s suit

Jun 2, 2012 in Sewing and My photos

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I finished this suit, made from a 40s pattern, quite a while ago and you’ve probably seen it in a few Instagram photos since I’ve been wearing it a lot, but now I finally have some proper photos of it.

I got the fabric by accident when ordering what I thought was a very pale green fabric on Etsy, I got a refund but didn’t have to send the fabric back. I realised it was a great fabric anyway, and just the right size for making up this pattern.

I made a matching belt as well but I don’t have a buckle for it yet, so this black patent belt will have to do for now.

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I’m wearing it with my Swedish Hasbeens and a celluloid brooch from Etsy.

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Brown and cream vintage buttons found in my Grandmother’s stash.

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I love the pleated details at the elbows, but it’s hard to get a good photo of them.