Vintage: 1940’s Dresses and Hats

We’ve been watching the movie Julie and Julia. I love the clothing. It was sharp, classy, feminine and elegant. Everyday dress was nice and noone was ever seen in public in something like “sweats”! It was just the opposite, the waist accented always.
It must’ve been fun to dress up in pearls (like Julia Childs!), brooches, and sometimes a tiny hat with a small veil. And remember the snug fitting gloves?
Here are some sewing pattern pics from a site called


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