Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Fashions of 42nd Street

Since rewatching 42 Street and drooling over SuperHeidi's handiwork, I've become re-obsessed with 30s jumper dresses and skirts.  These beauties look even cuter when worn with a ruffle blouse and beret.  Wait a minute, that sounds vaguely like my favourite outfit in the late 80s.  Ah well, watch for me rockin' a version of this look later this year (top secret project in progress that I must not reveal until Sept.) :).





Pattern via Eva Dress









19 comments:

Tickety Boo Tupney - A Dash OF Worcester Sauce. said...

Ah, it’s all too much- I don’t think I could possibly choose which pattern to have if I had the choice- they are all darling! Tups x

Rachael said...

Love 42nd street - could get endlessly lost in that film x

Debi said...

I LOVE this look as well! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Simplicity 1145...those sleeves...amazing! Can't wait to see your super secret project!!

Lauren Hairston said...

Looking forward to the big reveal! Those are some fabulous patterns.

Angela said...

I just discovered you! This is fabulous! I love 1930's clothes. I very petite and so 30's doesn't often look great on me especially the longer skirt styles but I LOVE 30's fashions. I can't wait to follow you! Cheers.

Kelly-Marie said...

LOVE these paterns so much! I want versions of them all. Ruby Keeler is such a style icon in that film, its one of my all time favourites. Can't wait to hear about your secret project! :) xx

Ruby@Ruby'sMusings said...

I am simply swooning over your blog and this post! Recently I wore a jumper dress w/ ruffle blouse...not as long , but was my nod to era, complete with cloche style hat! Can not wait to see your photos of you wearing it!

superheidi said...

oooh, thanks for the mention! I was so thrilled when I found that pattern on Etsy.
I'm with Debi here, those 1145 pattern sleeves, oh my...

Miss Rayne said...

Fab, Love the 2nd down, I could wear that but not straps across the bust

Hannah said...

Gorgeous patterns, love the first and third ones x

iLiveinmyLab said...

I love the 30's pinafore styles, there's just so many different variations of them it's not always the typical "80's jumper" that you would think of. I think my favorites might be the 3rd and the 5th but these are all pretty fabulous! Can't wait to see what yours looks like!

Dakota said...

One of my favorite Berkeley musicals!! And of course Ruby Keeler is too adorable in her little tap dancing ensemble for the title song!
I love all these patterns, and I can't wait to see what you have in store for us!!

Sara said...

These are gorgeous, love the last one espec.!

Penny Dreadful said...

I adore 42nd Street, isn't it a great film xx

Karen/Small Earth Vintage said...

These are adorable! I have a photo of my grandmother in the 1930s wearing what looks like a jumper dress (with a beret-type hat!), but I think it's actually overalls. She's sitting in the photo so it's hard to tell. I'm loving the first pattern, and the second one (with the Peter Pan collar).

Lauren said...

Jumpers win! I'd love to see you in one of these!

BaronessVonVintage said...

Welcome to my new followers...and thanks again to everyone for your comments. I can't wait to share what's in the works...but mustn't crack until Sept. HAH! I love that there are so many styles to choose from! I loved reading what everyone's favourites are!

*Katia* said...

love the last ones

Caitlin Rose said...

uhhh those jumpers are amazing! I am glad they keep popping up through the ages.