1940 Linen Dress


Made for spring, this 1940 Eva Dress is comes in two versions, one with a shorter sleeve and the other with a longer more tapered sleeve. Since I liked them both, I made both. First up is the long sleeved version modeled here. I really liked the long sleeves and the cut of the bodice of this pattern which you can find here. I really liked this pattern and although it looks a bit complex, it is actually quite a simple pattern to make up. To make this dress more of a transition piece, I chose a linen from Burnley and Trowbridge. I love their fabrics! Ugh, so amazing. I am in love with their linens too because they are so light weight and soft. Dreamy! 

For this one, it is great for the warmer days of spring, but the coverage of the dress offers some protection from the elements. Not only that but this color linen pairs really well with other items in my wardrobe. For this wearing I chose my lightweight swing coat in buttery yellow and my large floppy brown wool hat. You may also recognize another accessory here, my felt flower necklace and matching corsage! When I made the set, I was making with this outfit in mind.