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Friday, 5 August 2011

Make do and makeover 40s style


Recently, I have been clearing out Amazon, ebay and local charity stocks by buying up every vintage needlework and craft book they offer - my bookshelves (which I had been decluttering) are now groaning under the weight of books from the 1930s through the 1970s

Following my recent post about Make Do & Makeover 50s style, I realised that I have similar makeover features dating from the 30s and 40s and then again from the 70s, so I thought I should share some extracts from these various articles

Above is the 1940s item which inspired me to make my applique bolero (seen in a previous posting but reposted here)


I will work my way through these books but in the meantime, below is a neat diagram of how to make a fitted 1940s jacket from a "swagger" (coat) - perfect for weekenders