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!


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


    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.