1940's overalls

Discussion in 'The Home Front Woman' started by MidnightBlue, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. MidnightBlue

    MidnightBlue New in Town

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    Well its nearly birthday time again and I know that question will soon come, but what am I after? Truth be told I'm not sure yet, but its definitely going to be vintage related this year, and one of my thoughts is something I've been after for a while, a cute pair of overalls, 1940's repro or vintage. Main selling point being that they're cute! :)

    I know Fleur has a pair by trouble mackenzie (sp?-) which I love, but I'm just wondering where else people would recommend. Obviously the more I can get mr my money, the more I can treat myself to
     
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  3. Mrs Cleaver

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    epr25 Practically Family

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    I have always wanted a pair of these. But I am 5'3" and 150lbs. Is anyone out there that is not built perfectly on the shorter side ever tried these? I am thinking they would not be very flattering to my size and shape.
     
  5. MissHannah

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    I actually think they look best on shorter women and they are very flattering if you are curvy - they make your waist look tiny.
     
  6. epr25

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    Ok thanks. I was thinking they would make me look 2' tall and huge.
     
  7. MidnightBlue

    MidnightBlue New in Town

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    Ooh those Allure ones are exactly the kind I'd love. How cheeky to be having 2-3 months wait time just when I want something!

    Also very tempting to get Freddie's when they're half price, I mean I could get two! But the allure style is more what I'm after. The Freddie's ones don't look like they'd be as flattering
     
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    She is on holiday. She made my dress in a week turn-around! I was amazed!
     
  9. Kiri

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    Hmm, how much would those jeans be in Canadian dollars? I'm not sure what size I am either. [huh]
     
  10. palespider

    palespider One of the Regulars

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    pull out a tape measure and find out, though i found that the inches posted are how large the garments are, not your own. i usually get a 38 waist but these where very tight on me, just now droping some weight to get it zipped up.
     
  11. Mrs Cleaver

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    For currency conversion go to xe.com:)
     
  12. Kiri

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    So does it go by waist size? I guess they don't have my size right now then, I'm 26".

    And thank you, I'll have to look up the currency thing. :)
     
  13. Mrs Cleaver

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  14. Kiri

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    Oh, thank you!
     
  15. deco_darling

    deco_darling One of the Regulars

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    I'd recommend nudeedudee on Etsy. She has many tempting vintage fabrics and buttons to choose from along with great patterns to fit your style. She sells on Etsy and has a flickr account with all her designs.

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/nudeedudee
     
  16. Mrs Cleaver

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    Vivien of holloway will be stocking their overalls again soon.They don't have the sweet heart neckline but they do fasten up the side with buttons,really cute:)
    Fluer de Guere has some pics on her blog of her wearing a green pair(you will have to search through the posts) if you want to see what they look like.
     
  17. December

    December One of the Regulars

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    For currency, I just google usd to gbp... So, if something is $40, I type 40usd to gbp in the Google box and Google calculator answers for you. It comes up before any search results with the answer in bold.

    I don't know what the Canadian, Australian etc equivalents are (cad, aud?) but give it a go.
     
  18. MidnightBlue

    MidnightBlue New in Town

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    I've messaged VoH to see when overalls will be coming back in stock as everything is obviously very summer focused at the moment. I loved the pair on Fleur's blog, the fact she found them long in the body (a problem I also have) and being able to go try them on would be fab
     
  19. exquisitebones

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    When we were at expo this weekend, I seriously scored some original 1940s overalls, with the heart shaped bodice. OMG, they are amazing. and have a few little paint stains on them, but they are wonderful! I cant wait to take them in a hair so I can wear them

    I have never seen real 40s overalls, only repros! it was an exciting find!
     
  20. Mrs Cleaver

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    Wow what an incredibly lucky find,would love to see pics when you have the time.:)
     

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