//Sunday Best// Stitches in the 40's


Happy Monday dear readers! Today I bring you a "Sunday Best" post from none other than yesterday:) When you make a new 1940's Retro dress from Simplicity 1587 you must wear it to church! And if you make a 1940's dress you might as well make a straw tilt hat to complete the outfit. And if you make a hat to go with the new dress you have to take pictures downtown wearing everything. And after you are done taking pictures in your 1940's ensemble maybe you should stop and fill up your car and while you are at it you might as well take the opportunity to go into the gas station dressed like someone who stepped out of WWII as everyone stares at the strange girl who might have come from a time machine! And when it is all said and done, you have already worn the hat into a gas station so you might as well keep the whole ensemble together and wear it as you traipse through the mall standing out like a total old fashioned girl in a swarm of modern shoppers:)
That basically sums up my Sunday happenings! And might I say they were happenings to always remember. It was so much fun going into Forever 21 dressed in a total 1940's ensemble and see people stare at me and tell me that I look like I came from "back then."  Then when I am standing in line at Bath and Body Works a lady asked  me if I was in a production and that was why I was dressed as such:) However, I explain (to her disbelief) that I normally dress this way! Sometimes you have to embrace being your own person and confidently be different than everyone else. Because the truth is, people need to see a little old fashioned every once in awhile:)




This was my first dress that actually looks 100% like a 1940's dress and I am sooooo "in love" with it! I will definitely be making more dresses of this style in the future. However, like I said all 1940's dressed must have hats so I decided to make a small tilt hat from a straw doll hat I picked up from Hobby Lobby. It turned out quite well and I must say I am really loving the look of a small hat with a sun dress. 





Hat: Made by Me; Earings: Forever 21; Necklace: Pearls (Christmas Present)
I love the bow on the front of the dress!!!
The sleeves are my favorite part of the dress! This was the first time I made sleeves like this and they honestly make the dress. 
Purse: Vintage (antique store)
Shoes: Neutralizers (Thrifted)


Most of you readers know about my sister Taylor (middle girl) but here are my two other sisters (Maryellen & Elizabeth)! Okay, they are not really my sisters but when they are you and your sisters best friends and they live 3 minutes from your house you just say they are your sisters:)

I hope the start of your week goes splendidly! Make sure to check back on Thursday for my standard weekly post. Until then!

Have you every made Simplicity 1587?

Have you ever made a small straw hat or bought one to complete and ensemble? 










15 comments

  1. I love your look! That dress is fabulous!
    And your hat is really cute.
    A perfect 1940s look! I wish I had more 40's dresses after seeing this great post of you.

    Emma - Little Miss Bamboo

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  2. This is fabulous! Wowza :) The 1940s really suit you, my dear!

    xo,
    -Charlotte
    boyerfamilysingersblog.com

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    1. Thank you Charlotte! If I were being honest the 1940's are the one era I wished I lived in:)
      -Madison

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  3. This outfit is perfection! Your tilt hat, the awesome details of your dress, it's all fantastic!

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    1. Awe, thank you Emileigh! It was quite a fun outfit to make and wear:)
      -Madison

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  4. Oh my goodness! I love this outfit, it is absolutely perfect, everything about it. And the fact that you wore it to the mall makes it 10x better!!! <3
    xoxo
    Grace Anne
    http://totallygraced.blogspot.com

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    1. Wearing it to the mall was definitely the highlight!!
      -Madison

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  5. This is SO perfect. The end. :-)

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  6. If I had time to sew, I would sew outfits like these all day! You look so chic and happy in this dress! And the hat does provide the perfect touch!

    Hannah from Grace in Everything

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    1. I would have to say the same thing Hannah. That is what I have been doing all summer, but I am soon to have no more time left :(
      -Madison

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  7. You look darling Madison! I love your little tilt hat. We girls have been asked if we were in a play when we were all dressed up, out shopping for my birthday a few years ago. It's funny to be asked that, isn't it?

    Blessings,
    Brigid
    the Middle Sister and Singer

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    1. Thank you Brigid! I definitely have to agree that being asked if I was in a play because of what I am wearing is a highlight for my day and makes me chuckle inside:)
      -Madison

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  8. Really, really pretty dress. The mix of sweetness and elegance is downright gorgeous. You look marvelous, honey!

    ♥ Jessica

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