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Friday, March 4, 2016

Vintage Outfit Post-Saying Goodbye to Winter with a 1930s Dress from Sew Vintage Seamstress

As everyone know this winter has been strangely warm.  60 degree days in December meant I could wear my fall and spring dresses in months usually reserved for sweaters and scarves.  I've never liked the cold so in a way I enjoyed it, but I did miss getting use out of some of my vintage winter clothing. Winter in the 1930s and 40s could after all be a very stylish season:

So I was pleased last Saturday when it was a bit chilly and I was able to wear my warmest dress.  It is a 1930s reproduction from Sew Vintage Seamstress and made out of the thickest corduroy so warm, warm, warm!  Sew Vintage Seamstress always works from authentic patterns and I loved the dramatic puffed sleeves and notched neckline on this one:

I feel like there is something almost victorian about those sleeves.

Sew Vintage Seamstress did a gorgeous job and the finished product is perfect:

I really love deep burgundy color and the notch detailing on the collar, perfect for a novelty ice skater brooch! 

I accessorized the dress with a 1930s hat from Adeline's Attic that was one of the first pieces of vintage I ever bought.  I wore it one of my first posts on this blog.

I also wore my thrifted embroidered leather gloves.   They might be 1950s but I'm not sure:

and my American Duchess Oxfords that are just the most comfortable shoes ever, seriously you can walk miles and miles in these.

I love the whole outfit so much I almost hope that next winters a cold one!

Outfit Details

1930s reproduction dress Sew Vintage Seamstress
1930s hat Adeline's Attic 
1940s Ice Follies Brooch Ebay
Gloves thrifted
1930s Reproduction Oxford Shoes American Duchess 
Stockings What Katie Did


  1. I luffs it!!!!! The sleeves are just gorgeous, why oh why don't dresses have sleeves these days?
    What a great colour as well, you look PAWFECT
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  2. Ohhhh that dress is wonderful on you and the colour suits you so well. Fantastic purchase and I'm glad you were able to wear it out (I too am enjoying this warmer winter).

    Liz :)

  3. I love that rich color on you. I also love corduroy and haven't seen in for a long time in stores.

  4. That's a beautiful outfit! Love your embroidered gloves, too!

  5. Very nice!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  6. Very stylish! Glad you had a chance to wear it!

  7. What a stunning dress, you look beautiful in it! Nothing beats staying warm while looking fabulous!

  8. Lovely dress! It looks great on you!

  9. Oh, what a gorgeous colour on you! The dress style is lovely, really unusual, especially in corduroy. Those shoes are on my wish list and one day they will be mine! x

  10. What a truly stunning dress! From the colour to the fabric to those sensational sleeves, it is a work of art and one that looks like nothing short of a million dollars on you, dear Kate.

    ♥ Jessica

  11. So cute in this outfit Katherine! I love the hat and shoes you paired with it and I think I have those exact same gloves! :D

  12. This is really a cute vintage outfit,you look so stylish
    Bella Lauren

  13. Exactly, you're very kind of us about comment!.
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