Saturday, May 16, 2020

Springy Greens


I am so looking forward to some warmer weather so I can wear my pretty suits without covering them with a coat. When these pictures were taken, I really could have used a coat - burrrr! One such suit is this one, my 1946 suit in moss green that was actually a woman's wedding suit in 1946. I'm kind of excited about this post because now you can see the corsage I made to go with the suit. The corsage was one I recreated from photos and a news paper clipping. The flowers were true vintage millinery stems - only the best!

Paired with this suit is a cream colored felt hat, tan gloves, and snake skin printed shoes that are actually canvas. When I found these shoes years ago I thought they were so cool I just had to have them. Sadly, they are super fragile as the canvas has cracks in it. This is the first time I have really worn them and only for the pictures. I have repaired some the cracks with a strong glue and I may continue to coat the whole shoes in a similar glue/ water mixture. It did wonders for them and really improved the look and strength of the shoes.

 Like in a previous post, the blouse under this suit jacket is no blouse at all but is instead a vestee. The pattern was from a 1942 "Make and Mend for Victory" booklet and this the other variation. I did only two of the three variations so far and I cannot want to show them off to you later on. Stay tuned for more!



2 comments:

  1. I love the vestees. They are so perfect for these slim sleeve suits. The details on this green suit are subtle but lovely.

    Best,
    Quinn

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    1. Vested really are the best and you are so right, they work great under these slim sleeves. I'm starting to have a new appreciation for the things now.

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