What’s not to love about this pattern? The jaunty hat, the tight-fitting herringbone jacket, the lovely blouse and the two skirt options all call out to me to make them THIS. MINUTE! Unfortunately the hat is not included in the pattern.
I love patterns from the period of 1938-1941 as they are not quite as blouse-y as some styles of the mid-to late forties can be, and retain the fitted look favored throughout much of the mid to late thirties.
The problem I’m having is that I’d like to make a version similar to the one the tall model is sporting. A quick search for wool plaid fabrics online turned up woefully short of options. It’s a case of knowing what I want when I see it. I tried finding a forest green herringbone tweed with the same results. Harumph! I’m going to run out today to scope out some of the fabric options (and Veteran’s Day sales!) and hopefully find something that will do this pattern justice. Wish me luck!