Showing posts with label 1940's. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 1940's. Show all posts

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Family Fashion Parade!

I thought I would share some family snaps!

This is my maternal grandmother Sarah.

Aged sixteen.
I believe I have the necklace she's wearing.

Holding my mother

 No idea who that girl is.



She's second from the right here.

Second from the left here and apparently my family knew Grandpa Munster! Who knew 😉

On the right here 

On the left holding my mother with three on her sister in laws. Guess this explains my curls!

My granddad is in the middle and that's his sister, June I think, on the left and that's my nan again on the right.
Seriously, how cool is my granddad? I rarely use that word but he looks like a rockabilly here! I'd love for Andy to have a sleeveless cardigan like he's wearing here but alas, I don't knit.

My granddad again, in Germany.

My granddad's brother Ray marrying wife June

My mother

and her again, aged fourteen

and again, marrying my step dad aged twenty three I think.
Fabulous wedding photo isn't it.

My biological father at the Isle of White festival.

My Scandinavian, paternal great grandparents

Great uncle Bert, my nan's brother.

And I saved the best for last.
The In Crowd.
My nan's brothers and sisters plus girlfriend.
That's Bert again second from the right.

Friday, 12 June 2015

Film Friday: It's A Wonderful Life

Today on Film Friday is 1946's It's A Wonderful Life.

One of many peoples favourite Christmas films, it isn't one I tout as one of mine, but I will always watch it if it's on the telly, despite having it on DVD.


An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed.

It's a Wonderful Life is a 1946 Christmas fantasy comedy-drama film produced and directed by Frank Capra, based on the short story "The Greatest Gift", which Philip Van Doren Stern wrote in 1939 and published privately in 1945.

Despite initially performing poorly at the box office because of high production costs and stiff competition at the time of its release, It's A Wonderful Life is now considered one of the most popular films in American cinema and due to numerous television showings in the 1980s has become traditional viewing during the Christmas season.

The film stars James Stewart as George Bailey, a man who has given up his dreams in order to help others and whose imminent suicide on Christmas Eve brings about the intervention of his guardian angel, Clarence Odbody (Henry Travers). Clarence shows George all the lives he has touched and how different life in his community of Bedford Falls would be had he never been born.

The scene on the bridge where Clarence saves George was filmed on a back lot on a day where the temperature was 90 degrees Fahrenheit. This is why James Stewart is visibly sweating in a few scenes.

Did you know that James Stewart was nervous about the phone scene kiss because it was his first screen kiss since his return to Hollywood after the war. Under Frank Capra's watchful eye, Stewart filmed the scene in only one unrehearsed take, and it worked so well that part of the embrace was cut because it was too passionate to pass the censors.

Is this a film you love?

Tuesday, 18 November 2014


What a week ...... it was my sisters birthday on Friday 14th and as we knew she was off to Barcelona on the 12th, we headed off to see her on the Tuesday, deciding to get her gift on the way as I had something in mind. Three shops later and we were empty handed. Demmed nuisance. So we stopped by giftless but with a card and told her we would post her gift to her.

However once I had her gifts in my actual hand, we then decided to hand deliver it on her actual birthday so it would be there when she got home from her trip on Sunday. Bad, bad move. Come Friday we decided to deliver said gift before we ate, so Andy came home straight from work with doubtless a rumbling belly and we headed off to Portsmouth. We barely got out of town and were pootling along the dual carriageway when at the exact moment Andy noticed smoke pouring from the car, another driver honked to let us know.

Pooh. The oil pipe had burst.

So there we were stood beside the car on the side of the dual carriageway on the smallest bit of hard shoulder you ever did see (it was a little wider than our car), overlooking a bridge while cars belted along belching out petrol and diesel fumes which gave me a horrid headache. An hour and fifteen minutes we waited for help. It got horribly, horribly cold, light was falling and frost started appearing on the car as we waited ... finally a breakdown lorry arrived and took us home. The gift was eventually posted via Royal Mail. Me and my big ideas.

Anyway, on with the scheduled post ... adventures in London continue!

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Onward to The Imperial War Museum we went after visiting the Tower of London. We parked all but across the road which was lucky as I was getting really tired by this point and the throbbing in my feet shod in my new boots had intensified.

The Imperial War Museum is housed in what was once The Bethlem Royal Hospital, a former lunatic asylum (this is where the term bedlam comes from). I knew this already but it was soon forgotten once inside as it was swarming with people and I'm not overfond of crowds so that wasn't fun ... though I would have happily taken a hose to some of the visitors.


We made our way to the top of the museum as last time we were there we started at the bottom and worked up and didn't see everything. We saw a huge collection of VC medals on the top floor and then moved downstairs into the Holocaust exhibit where I got trapped and couldn't find my way out. I started to feel like I was in a walking nightmare, it was dark, hot and there were too many people and harrowing photos everywhere I turned. I was on the verge of tears by the time we got out.

The museum has changed so much since we were last there, and I mean SO MUCH. No exhibit that I recall from last time was even there unless we just didn't see it. The poppies at the base of the V2 rocket – gone. The Brough Superior owned by TE Lawrence – gone. The 1940's House exhibit – gone. The walk through trench – gone. Gone, gone, gone. There was also a humongous queue to see the WWI exhibit so I perused the gift shop while Andy queued then I went to find him and found no evidence of a queue so wandered in like a member of royalty! No queuing for me!

The two things in the entire museum which seemed to be getting the most attention was this, part of a Lancaster Bomber …

… and this, taken from the Reich Chancellery. People, including me, seemed fascinated by it and it was near impossible to get a good shot of it as there were always gaping people and it was also huge.

Other bits and bobs ...

WWI Sopwith Camel biplane ...

Part of a debob suit ...

RAF uniform ...

Tail fin of a German Messerschmitt. See all the marks on it indicating hits on the 'enemy'?

And I saw the real life version of the 1:12 scale radio I made! The real one is on the left and the middle and right are mine :)

And then it was 5.45pm and we left as the museum was closing. It must have taken us ten minutes to get back to the car as oh my feeeet! They hurt and my back was starting to seize up. Then do you know what happened? We drove through horrendous traffic, almost saw a woman dressed entirely in black get hit by a car as she darted across a road (silly woman) and an hour later started down a street with a road sign saying Imperial War Museum with no distance listed. I then spotted some familiar graffiti and lo and behold, we had gone full circle.

Back. Where. We. Started.

Two hours it took the get out of London. No maps. No sat nav. No smart phones which meant no app to help us get out. No demmnable roadsigns saying A3. TWO HOURS. We left the museum at 5.45pm and got home at 9.35pm. Consider we left home at 7.05am and were walking through St Katharine's Dock at 9.00am that morning. I was straight to bed when we got home I can tell you.

And edited to add (waves to Curtise) It was indeed a good day, tiring but good :)

Saturday, 9 August 2014

On This Day: 1945 and 1969

Film Star Stabbed In 'Ritualistic' Killings

Actress Sharon Tate has been found brutally murdered in her Los Angeles home, along with three high-society friends and a fifth, as yet un-named, victim.

All five died from shooting and multiple stab wounds.

Sharon Tate, 26, was the wife of film director Roman Polanski and was eight months pregnant.

In what police said appeared to be a "ritualistic" murder, she was found tied together with her former fiancé, hair stylist Jay Sebring.

Police said both had nylon nooses around their necks, and Mr Sebring's head was covered with a black hood.

They said both probably died of stab wounds.
Horrific Scene

The bodies of Abigail Folger, 25, a member of a wealthy coffee-manufacturing family, and her boyfriend Voyteck Frykowski, 32, were found sprawled on the lawn outside. Both had been shot.

The fifth victim, a man, was found slumped over the wheel of a car with multiple gunshot wounds.
Police described a horrific scene at the hilltop house in the wealthy Bel Air district of the city.

Some of the bodies had been mutilated, with blood smeared everywhere and the word "Pig" scrawled on the front door in blood. Police said the phone and electricity lines had been cut.

It's believed that Miss Folger and Mr Frykowsky, as well as Mr Sebring, had come from San Francisco to spend the weekend at the house. 

Isolated area

The bungalow-style property, in an isolated area between Beverly Hills and the San Fernando Valley, is owned by Terry Melcher, son of film star Doris Day.

It was being rented by Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate who had recently returned there to have her baby after working in London.

Mr Polanski was still in Europe directing his latest film, but left immediately for Los Angeles on hearing the news.

Immediately after the discovery of the bodies, police arrested a houseboy, William Garretson, 19, who was living in a guest house behind the house. After five hours of questioning, he was charged with five counts of murder.

Sharon Tate began her acting career in the television series, Beverly Hillbillies. She also had parts in the films Valley of the Dolls, the Americanisation of Emily, and The Sandpiper.


Atom Bomb Hits Nagasaki

American forces have dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki - the second such attack on Japan in three days.

The bomb was dropped by parachute from an American B29 Bomber at 1102 local time.

It exploded about 1,625 ft (500m) above the ground and is believed to have completely destroyed the city, which is situated on the western side of the Japanese island of Kyushu.

In a statement issued from Guam, General Carl A Spaatz, Commander of the US Strategic Air Forces in the Pacific, said: "The second use of the atomic bomb occurred at noon, August 9, at Nagasaki.

"Crew members report good results. No further details will be available until the mission returns."

Important Port

American airmen flying many miles from Nagasaki have said smoke from fires in the city was rising 50,000ft (15,240m).

Nagasaki is one of Japan's most important ports providing vital access to and from Shanghai.

Three days ago a similar device was dropped on the city of Hiroshima on Japan's largest island, Honshu.

The extent of the damage caused to Hiroshima is not yet known but Japanese broadcasts indicate that "enormous devastation" has been done.

No reaction to the Nagasaki attack has yet been given by Japan but pressure is growing on the country to surrender. Yesterday the USSR joined forces with the allies and declared war on Japan.

The Americans have also warned the Japanese people that further attacks of a similar nature will be made unless they petition their emperor to surrender.

More than three million leaflets were dropped over the country today from American aeroplanes warning the Japanese people that more atomic weapons would be used "again and again" to destroy the country unless they ended the war forthwith. 

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

On This Day: 1945

US Drops Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima

The first atomic bomb has been dropped by a United States aircraft on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. 

 President Harry S Truman, announcing the news from the cruiser, USS Augusta, in the mid-Atlantic, said the device was more than 2,000 times more powerful than the largest bomb used to date.

An accurate assessment of the damage caused has so far been impossible due to a huge cloud of impenetrable dust covering the target. Hiroshima is one of the chief supply depots for the Japanese army.

The bomb was dropped from an American B-29 Superfortress, known as Enola Gay, at 0815 local time. The plane's crew say they saw a column of smoke rising and intense fires springing up. 

The President said the atomic bomb heralded the "harnessing of the basic power of the universe". It also marked a victory over the Germans in the race to be first to develop a weapon using atomic energy.

President Truman went on to warn the Japanese the Allies would completely destroy their capacity to make war.

The Potsdam declaration issued 10 days ago, which called for the unconditional surrender of Japan, was a last chance for the country to avoid utter destruction, the President said.

"If they do not now accept our terms they may expect a rain of ruin from the air the like of which has never been seen on Earth. Behind this air attack will follow by sea and land forces in such number and power as they have not yet seen, but with fighting skill of which they are already aware."

The British Prime Minister Clement Attlee, who has replaced Winston Churchill at Number 10, read out a statement prepared by his predecessor to MPs in the Commons.

It said the atomic project had such great potential the government felt it was right to pursue the research and to pool information with atomic scientists in the US.

As Britain was considered within easy reach of Germany and its bombers, the decision was made to set up the bomb-making plants in the US.

The statement continued: "By God's mercy, Britain and American science outpaced all German efforts. These were on a considerable scale, but far behind. The possession of these powers by the Germans at any time might have altered the result of the war."

Mr Churchill's statement said considerable efforts had been made to disrupt German progress - including attacks on plants making constituent parts of the bomb.

He ended: "We must indeed pray that these awful agencies will be made to conduce peace among the nations and that instead of wreaking measureless havoc upon the entire globe they become a perennial fountain of world prosperity."


Saturday, 26 July 2014

On This Day: 1945

How intriguing.

Churchill Loses General Election

Clement Attlee has been elected Britain's new prime minister after Labour won a sweeping victory in the general election.

The outgoing prime minister and great wartime leader Winston Churchill tendered his resignation immediately.

The landslide victory comes as a major shock to the Conservatives following Mr Churchill's hugely successful term as Britain's war-time coalition leader, during which he mobilised and inspired courage in an entire nation.

Out of 627 seats Labour increased its seats from 164 to 393, giving the party its first independent majority of 159 seats over all other parties.

The Conservatives and their allies secured 213 seats, the Liberals 10 and other parties 11.

Following the announcement of the results this afternoon, Mr Churchill, who has held the positions of Prime Minister, First Lord of the Admiralty and Minister of Defence continuously since May 10, 1940, went to Buckingham Palace to hand in his resignation.

Mr Attlee, 62, was welcomed by the King shortly afterwards and asked to form a new Government.

Throughout the election campaign Mr Churchill had appealed to the country to give his new National Government - formed after the dissolution of the Coalition government in May - a good majority.

But the appeal was rejected by the people of Britain, largely, it is thought, because they believed Labour's promises to implement the Beveridge Report and its plans for creating a welfare state.

In a statement issued from 10 Downing Street tonight Mr Churchill expressed his "profound gratitude for the unflinching, unswerving support" given to him by the people of Britain during the war years.

At a news conference this evening, Mr Attlee promised a new world order and an economic policy to raise the standards of life for people all over the world.

He said: "We are facing a new era and I believe that the voting at this election has shown that the people of Britain are facing that new era with the same courage as they faced the long years of war."

The outgoing prime minister had broken off meetings with the leaders of America and Russia in Potsdam on Wednesday (July 25) to return to Britain for the election results.

It was announced tonight that a proclamation giving Japan an ultimatum to surrender had been signed by Mr Churchill before his departure.

The document, also signed by American President Harry Truman and General Chiang Kai-shek of China, called for the unconditional surrender of all Japanese armed forces or the prospect of "prompt and utter destruction."

The new prime minister, Mr Attlee, is expected to return to the three-Power conference in Berlin to resume diplomatic talks soon.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

On This Day: 1944

The 2008 film Valkyrie deals with the plot to assassinate Adolph Hitler by renegade German officers on July 20th 1944.

This was I think the last film we saw in the cinema. 

Despite knowing about Operation Valkyrie, I still found myself on the edge of my seat willing them to succeed in their mission. I cried during the film and then afterward bawled my eyes out in the ladies loo.

Hitler Survives Assassination Attempt

Adolf Hitler has escaped death after a bomb exploded at 1242 local time at his headquarters in Rastenberg, East Prussia.

The German News Agency broke the news from Hitler's headquarters, known as the "wolf's lair", his command post for the Eastern Front.

A senior officer, Colonel Claus Schenk von Stauffenberg, has been blamed for planting the bomb at a meeting at which Hitler and other senior members of the General Staff were present.

Hitler has sustained minor burns and concussion but, according to the news agency, managed to keep his appointment with Italian leader Benito Mussolini. 

Hermann Goering, Commander-in-Chief of the Luftwaffe and Hitler's designated successor, went to see Hitler when he heard about the attack.

The German News Agency said the German people were deeply grateful that no serious harm had come to their leader and that fate had allowed him to "accomplish his great task".

"The attempt which has failed must be a warning to every German to redouble his war effort," said the newsreader.

And the deputy head of the press, Helmut Suendermann, stated: "The German people must consider the failure of the attempt on Hitler's life as a sign that Hitler will complete his tasks under the protection of a divine power."

This is the third attempt on Hitler's life and underlines the tension in Germany now faced with a two-front war as the allies take northern France and the Red Army close in on the Reich.

This week has seen the heaviest American bombing of Germany since they entered the war.

The 8th Air Force from Britain and the 15th Air Force from Italy sent about 5,500 heavy bombers and some 4,000 fighter planes to attack oil and aircraft stores in Germany and Austria.

The Soviet Army has made major advances on the front line between Brest-Litovsk and Lvov - a strategic city that is the key to capturing southern Poland. 

Thursday, 10 July 2014

On This Day: 1940

Luftwaffe Launches Battle of Britain

The German Air Force, the Luftwaffe, has mounted a series of attacks on shipping convoys off the south-east coast of England.

It is the first major assault by the Luftwaffe and is being seen as what the Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, dubbed in a speech three weeks ago as the beginning of the "Battle of Britain".

Although heavily outnumbered, the British fighter pilots put up a fierce fight and succeeded in driving off the attackers.

The Air Ministry says they inflicted "the greatest damage on the German air force since bombing raids on this country began".

In total the Air Ministry says 14 enemy aircraft were shot down and 23 more were severely damaged.  

Two British fighters were lost, but the pilot of one survived and is safe.

The bombing raids began at dawn hitting airfields along the south and east coasts of England.

But the main attacks took place offshore later in the day, when two shipping convoys were targeted. The first was at 1100 hours off Manston and at 1325 hours a large force of about 120 enemy aircraft approached a convoy between Dover and Dungeness.

Spitfire pilots went into the attack shooting down a number of German Messerschmitts, Me110s and Me109s. Exact numbers are difficult to verify but it seems at least nine planes were shot down.

On landing the Spitfire pilots said when they made their last attack and came round again to carry on the fight the sky was clear of German aircraft.

Towards evening Hurricane pilots sighted nine Heinkel bombers protected by more than 50 fighters attempting to attack shipping off the east coast. The bombers were surrounded by two rings of Messerschmitts - but the Hurricanes broke through and attacked the bombers shooting down at least two.

People watching from the south-east coast say the first sign of the attack was when a wave of about 20 German bombers with a similar number of support fighters dived out of the clouds.

They rained bombs down on a convoy of ships, but did not hit. A second wave of bombers and fighters followed but before a second load of bombs could be released, the ships opened fire with their anti-aircraft guns.

At this moment, a flight of Spitfires appeared and flew straight into the middle of the German formation - hitting one bomber which crashed into the sea.

It appears the intensity of the attack took the Germans by surprise and completely destroyed their formation.

One eye-witness told The Times newspaper: "I saw 10 machines crash into the sea, they included bombers and fighters. The range of operations was too extensive to see everything, for it was over land and sea.

"The British fighters were fewer than the Messerschmitts sent to protect the bombers, but the superiority of our airmen and machines was most convincing."

Friday, 6 June 2014

On This Day: 1944

D-Day Marks Start Of 
Europe Invasion

Thousands of Allied troops have begun landing on the beaches of Normandy in northern France at the start of a major offensive against the Germans.

Thousands of paratroops and glider-borne troops have also been dropped behind enemy lines and the Allies are already said to have penetrated several miles inland.

The landings were preceded by air attacks along the French coast.

About 1,300 RAF planes were involved in the first wave of assaults then 1,000 American bombers took up the attack dropping bombs on targets in northern France.

The Prime Minister Winston Churchill has told MPs that Operation Neptune - the codename for the Normandy landings - is proceeding "in a thoroughly satisfactory manner".

He said the landing of airborne troops was "on a scale far larger than anything there has been so far in the world" and had taken place with extremely little loss.

The assault began shortly after midnight under the command of General Bernard Montgomery.

Timing of the Normandy landings was crucial. They were originally scheduled to take place in May - then postponed until June and put off again at the last minute for 24 hours by bad weather.

Upwards of 4,000 ships and several thousand smaller craft crossed the Channel to the northern coast of France.

Enemy reports say the landings took place between the port of Le Havre and the naval base at Cherbourg.

King George VI broadcast a message last night warning of the "supreme test" the Allies faced and he called on the nation to pray for the liberation of Europe.

The Allied naval commander, Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay, said the landings had taken the Germans completely by surprise. There were no enemy reconnaissance planes out and the opposition of coastal batteries was much less than expected.

He added: "There was a slight loss in ships but so slight that it did not affect putting armies ashore.

"We have got all the first wave of men through the defended beach zone and set for the land battle."

A statement broadcast from Berlin at midday said the German troops were "nowhere taken by surprise". It said many parachute units were wiped out on landing or taken prisoner.

Hits were also scored on battleships and on landing craft from the "guns of the Atlantic Wall" - the German defensive positions.

President Franklin D Roosevelt told a news conference the invasion did not mean the war was over.

He said: "You don't just walk to Berlin, and the sooner this country realises that the better."

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

On This Day: 1940


Dunkirk Rescue Is Over - Churchill Defiant

The Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, has described the "miracle of deliverance" from Dunkirk and warned of an impending invasion.

His moving speech to Parliament came on the day the last allied soldier arrived home from France at the end of a 10-day operation to bring back hundreds of thousands of retreating allied troops trapped by the German Army.

Many French troops remained to hold the perimeter and were captured.

Major-General Harold Alexander inspected the shores of Dunkirk from a motorboat this morning to make sure no-one was left behind before boarding the last ship back to Britain.

The beach and sea were in chaos. There were bodies floating in the water and we were under constant attack from machine-gun fire, bombing, explosions sending shrapnel in every direction.

Battle-weary and hungry soldiers from the retreating British Expeditionary Force (BEF) as well as French and Belgian troops had spent many days waiting to board ships from the one remaining pier, the east mole.

Many thousands were taken straight off the beaches, struggling in shallow waters to board small vessels that transferred them to the waiting ships.

When those who survived the evacuation arrived exhausted in England they were welcomed as returning heroes and offered plenty of tea and sandwiches as they boarded special trains.

Commander-in-chief of the BEF, Lord Gort, arrived back in England on 1 June and was also feted as a hero.

When his force was almost swallowed up by the Germans - after the French were driven south from Sedan and the Belgians surrendered - he took the vital decision to withdraw to Dunkirk where, according to the Times newspaper, four-fifths of his men were rescued.

This afternoon Mr Churchill admitted to the House that when Operation Dynamo was launched on 26 May to rescue allied forces cornered by the advancing Germany Army, he expected about 20,000 or 30,000 would be saved.

But thanks to the valour of the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force, no less than 338,000 British and French troops were rescued and brought back across the Channel to fight another day.

Mr Churchill tempered his admiration for the success of Operation Dynamo with these words: "Wars are not won by evacuations".

He said there was no doubt in his mind that the last few weeks had been a "colossal military disaster".

The BEF had to leave behind all its heavy armour and equipment.

The French army was weakened, the Belgian army had surrendered, Channel ports, valuable mines and factories in France and Belgium had been taken over by the enemy.

He said the nation should brace itself for another blow. "We are told that Herr Hitler has a plan for invading the British Isles," he said.

Returning troops were vital if Britain were to resist such an invasion.

He ended his speech with a defiant message to Hitler's armies.

"We shall defend our island whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills. We shall never surrender."

Britain would "ride out the tyranny of war, if necessary for years, if necessary alone."

Mr Churchill paid special tribute to the Royal Air Force that had provided what protection it could for the ships and stranded soldiers .

The Royal Navy sent 220 light war ships and 650 other vessels under a hail of bombs and artillery fire. 

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

New Patterns On the Block Part II

Some pretty patterns I have seen! Not all are my personal 'style' granted but I shall share nevertheless ...


I do love Edwardian fashion and always feel a calling toward it come the autumn. I really, really love the fourth pattern, the travelling suit, it's utterly gorgeous and I would love to have that outfit. Also I love the underthings, I have always had a penchant for flimsies.

Laughing Moon: L#104

Folkwear: 503
Folkwear: 508

Folkwear: 265
Folkwear: 227

Folkwear: 203
Folkwear: 205

Although my figure does not lend itself to this era in fashion the last dress all the same, makes me feel a bit giddy, I am a wee bit in love with it.

The hats are particularly lovely, although the illustrations are far superior to the photo they chose to use.

Nehelenia Patterns: 206
Nehelenia Patterns: 205

Folkwear: 264

Folkwear: 261
Folkwear: 262


Folkwear: 249
Folkwear: 252

Nehelenia Patterns: np500

Vintage Vogue:V8974

Vintage Vogue: V8728

Although the petticoat one was not found in the repro sections, the brown one is very 50's although I bet it's a beggar to make. I really like all of the aprons, they're so pretty.

Vintage Vogue: 8850

Butterick: 5707

Vintage Voogue: 8973

Butterick: 5435
Vintage Vogue: 8874

Vintage Vogue: 8851

Butterick: 6022
Butterick: 6055
Butterick: 5824
Vintage Vogue: 8875

Butterick: 5813
Butterick: 5716

Vintage Vogue: 8643
Butterick: 5880

Butterick: 4919


The Jiffy dress is the exact same dress pattern I tried bidding on on ebay years ago now, I thought it was so clever but someone swiped it from me at the last second. I was not a happy bunny. However, clever as it is, I no longer covet it.