Hello! I finally had time to take some pictures of my 40s trio garments! The trio consists of a blouse, skirt and purse all made by me!
You've seen the blouse earlier this year on this blog. It's a 40s pattern with lots of pin tucks and lace insertions. I think this blouse is very classic and elegant and really makes a white(ish) blouse more interesting.
The skirt was one of my oldest UFO's. I think it was on the UFO pile for over 3 years. Because I don't like unfinished projects I'm really happy that it's finished now! I experienced some difficulties when I started sewing this skirt years ago. I sewed added zipper but, because of the pleats, the zipper was disturbing the way the pleat fall down. I didn't like the result and removed the zipper and put it to the UFO pile.
In the meantime I learned during sewing class how to insert a zipper in a pleated skirt. After some practice I thought I got the hang of it. But silly as I am, I didn't start sewing the skirt straight away, but waited like 2 years. So I completely forgot what I learned during the sewing course.
But this time I was eager to finish the skirt, so I tried something myself and I'm quite happy with the result. The zipper is hidden into a pleat so it's completely invisible from the outside!
I always wanted a 40s crocheted purse. And it would be even better to make my own. Luckily Ingrid of Couturette shared some free patterns with us, so I could make my own. I had some difficulties understanding the pattern, but Ingrid was of great help!
The purse is lined and to give it its shape I used a very heavy interfacing. I'm really happy with the result!
I really like the idea of working on a complete me made outfit. And I think I will do this more often.