3.04.2009

WWII Jumpsuit


I cannot tell you how many times I got called Rosie the Riveter today. I am missing the toned arms though.
This outfit actually pulled together pretty well, I had Clark to match the boots and a black 50s jacket with a leopard collar I added on. I forget jewelry due to rushing out the door, so maybe next time a rhinestone brooch, there needs to be some sparkle. It was so comfortable all day, just what I needed, and having all of these pockets is like being a purse. I remember reading in one of the american girl books that the WASP ladies had notepads built into the thigh of the suit for jotting down notes, which is a terrific concept. Especially for people like me who have to write everything down otherwise it gets forgotten.

P.S. My 1930s sewing pattern cam in the mail and its so cute! Now I just need the materials and I can get started.

7 comments:

Atomic Mama said...

which pattern did you order??!??!?!?!!

Is it awesome? we should do a sew along *wink wink* lol.

Solanah said...

I got it from ebay. A actually accidently bid on it, but its really cute, I agree, we should do a sew along! I'm going to look for fabric at the antique show, fingers crossed.

Atomic Mama said...

yeah, is it a printed pattern? have you sewn on an unprinted pattern.. its a nightmare. but with 2 of us.. lol. I want to see it!

we should do a sew along withthat cool vintage 40s swim suit pattern I have, I bet it would fit you too, and its darling...

Solanah said...

I actually didnt look, but I got a 34 bust instead of 36, y'know, I can never do the 5/8 seam allowance thing :)

I'll take a picture and post it tomorrow. Oh I love 40s swimsuits! They are always so expensive.

Casey said...

You look gorgeous! Although I do agree: a bit of sparkle would have added some more glamor to the look. ;) And your boots: LOVE those! I've been on the hunt for a pair like that for ages, but sadly have no reason to continue my search since moving to Florida--it's too warm for boots. *sigh*

Heidi Ann said...

Sounds like all you lacked was a name tag that said "Rosie"!

TERI REES WANG said...

Ha!..I have "Rosie the Riveter" posted up above my washer & dryer, for a little inspiration. ;)