Upcoming Theme: Out of Time, The 1940s
Next week’s theme call for a creation inspired by the 1940s. The 1940s happen to be (at least, at the moment) my favorite fashion decade from the 20th Century. Perhaps because of the practicalities that arose from rationing, the 1940s silhouette and style is probably the easiest to wear today (and not look like you’re wearing a costume.) Part of my love also comes from the prints of the time. As you can see below, they started out very similar to the 1930s prints that you seem commonly in feedsacks and housedresses. By the end of the decade, the illustrations are far more stylized and approaching the quintessential mid-century aesthetic. Either from 1940 or 1949, the fabrics were gorgeous. Oh how I would love to shop from these pages of the Sears catalog!
From the beginning of the decade, 1940:
From the end of the decade, 1949: