Today's installment of The Notebook Fashion and Style Week is all about Allie's gorgeous wardrobe and how you can make some of her beautiful outfits for yourself.

The First Date

Fashion from the notebook movie free knitting pattern

One of my favorites that I have actually made is the cardigan that Allie wore on her first date with Noah. Thanks to Tasha from By Gum By Golly, The 1946 Date Maker Cardigan knitting pattern is available for free download. This was the first thing that I have ever knitted and I have to say, once I figured out how to knit, it was pretty easy and turns out quite beautifully. The diagonal "V" ribbing is very appropriate for 40's fashions.  Pair it with a dark floral dress and gorgeous pumps and you've got yourself a perfect first date ensemble.

Allie's Green Day Dress

sewing pattern for the notebook allie's green dress


I couldn't find an exact pattern for this dress but the 1940's cocktail dress from The Vintage Pattern lending library comes pretty close. Using  F1449, remove the peplum, add a belt and ruffle to the 3/4 sleeve. Allie accessorizes this beautiful green dress with olive green gloves, cream handbag and ankle-tie shoes.


Allie's Beach Outfit


sewing pattern for the notebook allie's swim suit

The most memorable outfit from The Notebook is Allie's red and white beach outfit. The high waist beach shorts and halter top balance each other very well and for extra fun- a pom pom headband.

Patterns for the Beach Bra, Turban, Beach Shorts are available in PDF format from Mrs Depew Vintage.

The Red Suit

the notebook sewing pattern allie's red suit


 A striking example of 40's suits is Allie's red suit and hat ensemble. Eva Dress has a beautiful 1940's suit pattern that fits the bill for this outfit quite well. Allie's skirt is more of a pencil than this typical 40's A-line. Add red leather trim and matching buttons to the jacket and accessorize with a fabulous red hat, gloves and earrings

Stay tuned tomorrow for more of The Notebook Fashion and Style Week