Saturday, March 31, 2007

Vintage Forties Housedress/coat: Marian Martin 9420

Sewing with vinatge patterns is something that has been growing on my for some time now, and recently I have a lot of fun buying some from ebay that interest me.

I have never had a robe or housecoat before and oftentimes in the winter I get quite cold, and so I made my first from the above pattern. It has been known that I alter my patterns, but I loved this one so much that the only thing I did extra was add a few inches to the hem. And I used the long sleeve verison of it.

The flannel was some left over from our business and the eyelet lace has been sitting around for years, so this is what the finished product looks like:

Well, I'm off to practice!


Miss C. said...

It's beautiful! You did a wonderful job. I love your fabric/lace choices.

Cheri said...

Thanks for your encouragment!

By the way, would you be the same Miss C. from the Virtuous Womanhood board? Just curious. =)

Hines Family said...

I really like your blog. I especially like the 1940's House coat. Are you thinking of duplicating it? If you made a pattern of it, I would buy it from you. I am looking for something like that. Do you know where I could get something like that?
Laura Hines

Cheri said...

Hello Laura,

Thanks for the encouragement. =) I never thought of duplicating the 1940's house coat! I bought the pattern off of ebay by searching "vintage housecoat pattern."