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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2016 19:39 pm 
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SWMBO and myself are still in the early stages of the move from medieval to the 1940s and are still in the research stage.

She has already invested in a couple of patterns, a dress pattern from Simplicity (8050) and a suit pattern from Butterick (B6286) and has found similar designs within the pages of Emmanuelle Dirix book 1940s Fashion.

And as she wants to get things right and not make them from crimplene :wink: :lol: so is looking for suppliers of the correct kinds of fabric.

Any recommendations would be greatly receivied.

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Andy & SWMBO (Niki)

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We've already decided to see what "Bernie the Bolt" has next time we run in to him :D

Andy 8)

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Have a look on the web for vintage patterns , an online auction site often has cotton material , vintage curtains and duvet covers all make good supplies of cheap material , I recently run up a couple of 1940s wrap around aprons for the other half , I have never worked from a pattern before but I am handy with a sewing machine , the pattern was one which was designed to use odds and ends of material in panels so a plain block colour and a floral print fitted sheet came in handy .
We went around a couple market stalls looking to see what was available and to compare prices before ordering online .

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Cheers Rob

Hadn't even crossed my mind to use duvet covers.

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