Monday, January 4, 2010

This Week's Fashion Inspiration

Wishing it were warmer....

This week's fashion inspiration comes from the McCall's June 1940 magazine.  Ah, June....Summer (sigh).  I'm sure some of my Aussie friends are wishing for Winter!

McCalls 3753 has been in mind ever since I first laid eyes on it. 

What a wonderful dress.  I love the interesting lines.  This is what McCalls says:
"Flowered taffeta or plain crepe--the formal gown is in both and is lovely in both.  It has unusual lines, and it definitely does things for the figure.  In fact one needs only to have good arms to wear a dress like this, for it fills out the bust, pulls in the waist--and hides collarbones and back."

Though, I find it hard to concentrate on the beauty of McCalls 3753 with the hooded 3771 sitting in the corner!


  1. I always adore the hooded dresses. I need to find an occasion to make one!

  2. I do so love 1940s McCall patterns. That shoulderless dress is to die for and the hooded top looks so glamorous and mysterious. Unfortunately I really don't have a face for hoods...

  3. That dress is awesome! I do so love those old vintage clothes...Wish I had the figure to wear some of them.....

  4. I've been coveting this pattern for a long time. Wish I could get my hands on one. Love the gowns from the 20's through the 40's.....Absolutely stunning!

  5. Too bad McCalls doesn't put more of these designs out again. This dress is amazing although my figure needs sleeves--so I love the skirt and hooded top in the picture...just add 3/4 sleeves and a bit more open a neckline...the skirt is wonderful but it is too bad it is not a skirt version of the skirt on the dress...


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