>1938 South American Inspired Farmerettes


I’ve been working on these off and on for a while now, and finally finished them tonight! Yay!

This was inspired from this picture from a Summer of ’38 mail order catalog.  I used this pattern from EvaDressas my base pattern and did alterations to it to get it close to the look I was going for.  The belt is vintage- I found it on Etsy and it is carved in the back “Christmas 1939.”  The pocket appliques are also vintage and I purchased them on Etsy.

The jacket I had made previously for my ’38 Fiesta dress from this summer, so now I’ve got a little mix and match ensemble.

I have enough linen left over to make a plain linen skirt, and I’ve got some neat South American vintage print fabric, so maybe a little blouse and skirt combo will be in order to complete this wardrobe a bit farther down the line.

11 Comments on >1938 South American Inspired Farmerettes

  1. reilly
    February 28, 2010 at 4:23 am (10 years ago)

    >So cute!! You really love sombreros! ;) I love the idea of having a swappable summer wardrobe, it sounds perfect for a vacation!

  2. The Dreamstress
    February 28, 2010 at 6:46 am (10 years ago)

    >I like it! I'm trying to broaden my wardrobe, so perhaps I should see if I can wear something like this!

  3. Andrea
    February 28, 2010 at 1:57 pm (10 years ago)

    >Very cute! How is the pattern to work with? I have it but haven't made it up yet.

  4. Miss CherryBubbles
    February 28, 2010 at 2:02 pm (10 years ago)

    >That is a fantastic outfit! Love the pocket appliques :)

  5. Marie-Anne
    February 28, 2010 at 7:06 pm (10 years ago)


  6. Dash of Vintage
    February 28, 2010 at 7:53 pm (10 years ago)

    >I love the back of the outfit, it's stunning!

  7. Mel
    March 1, 2010 at 1:21 am (10 years ago)

    >WOW this is so amazing! I love all the details on it, looks so perfect for a summer day!

  8. Bellelass
    March 1, 2010 at 11:45 am (10 years ago)

    >I love your sense of whimsy and attention to detail. LOVELY.

  9. casey
    March 2, 2010 at 2:45 pm (10 years ago)

    >Eeek! I love this!!! I just love how you've made a 30s "novelty" style; too many times we get stuck in the "average" area of vintage sewing, and forget all the adorable (and sometime downright wild) trends that went on too! Seriously coveting this right now… hehe!♥ Caseyblog | elegantmusings.com

  10. Darla
    March 10, 2010 at 3:17 pm (10 years ago)