Saturday, February 9, 2019

Wool Dress from 1942

This 1942 spring/ winter Lutterloh supplement pattern is one of my favorites but up until this point, I had only made it once. The one dress is my favorite winter wool dress and I realized I needed more. Thankfully I had saved the pattern and in two nights, I had added a new wool dress. I had some tan dress weight wool with a grey subtle check creating lines in my stash and that's what I used  the wool is so soft and has a beautiful drape. Best of all, I have enough for another dress!.

This dress is very simple and is an excellent platform for collars. The collar that I  am wearing now I have a tutorial planned out for so stay tuned for that. The bodice is a double breasted one, the sleeves an elbow length just like illustrated in the pattern. The skirt, a simple tailored number. For the belt, I chose a tie belt for something fun and different. . .   Actually it's an idea I took from a 1941 Lutterloh design. . .  I liked the simplicity.

This dress was so easy to make and I love these buttons. I had a hard time deciding on buttons but I chose these four large ones in a close color to the wool. I think they work really well.

I'm glad I now have another winter wool dress to add to my wardrobe rotation. It's a category that I feel I am lacking in but hopefully that will change here as winter starts to slowly. . . .slowly. . .   Very slowly come to an end. Best yet, with the hint of grey in this wool and the tone of the tan I think this will pair well with my new to me grey suit.