|DuBarry 2413B with vintage buttons and buckles|
At a local antique shop I hit the vintage buckle jack pot! I found a whole string of vintage buckles - literally, they were attached to a piece of string - for about about $1 a piece! A few were metal but most were either shell or plastic. One might even be Bakelite but I'm not sure. There was a nice variety of tension buckles and two piece buckles. It's funny, I was thinking before I found these that it might be fun to collect different kinds of buckles. And suddenly, Pouf! instant collection. :)
|This book was a great investment!|
I made really good progress yesterday - attached the bodice and skirt, hemmed the skirt, attached pockets and collar. Now all that is left is to cut out and attached the sleeves (I'm going with the short ones) button holes (I hate doing button holes) and sew on the buttons. Not too bad after having spend the majority of the day picking raspberries and make raspberry liqueur!
Here are two other patterns I picked up on Etsy.
|Fun 1940s play suit from YellowCabVintage|
|Day dress from 1946 - Simplicity 1668 from CynicalGirl|