Hey guys! So back in November, when Jo-Ann’s had their black Friday sale, I bought some adorable vintage patterns. Among them wass this 1940’s suit (Simplicity 8242) that I fell in love with right away. But I had a bit of a dilemma – who was going to make it? My sewing talent is nearly nonexistent, so I certainly couldn’t…so I started looking around for people who I remembered were really good at dressmaking and such. I dug up Victoria, whose blog I’d already followed for quite a while, and guess what? She was willing to make me my suit!
Victoria was sooo easy to work with. She took my measurements and custom-fit the size of the suit for me, which was so helpful because we found out that the skirt and the top on me had to be 2 sizes apart! Plus the smallest size on the pattern for the bodice was too big after she had sent me a mock-up copy, so she altered the pattern herself and sent me another mock-up. (Which worked!) I sooo appreciated her sending me mock-ups to make sure that the suit fit perfectly!
I am so excited to have an occasion to wear this suit! I feel like Jean Arthur should have worn a suit like this in You Can’t Take it With You…or Bonita Granville in one of the Nancy Drew movies.
singing off, (to 40’s music 😉 )