Sew for Victory 2014


lucky lucilles sew for victory 2014

Its time again for Lucky Lucille's Sew For Victory sew-along. I love sharing my projects and seeing what others come up with too. I always seem to run late on sew-alongs but this time, I'm picking something really simple.

My wardrobe is in desperate need of more jeans. With mom living in the country now and a garden to plant in a few months, I must have jeans and overalls for working outdoors and fishing. Last year I sewed a pair of overalls and jeans from the Wearing History pattern and I love them so much, I think I'll crank out a few more pairs. I have always wanted to buy some of those fab repro jeans but for the cost of one, I can make 2 or 3 pairs myself!

1940s reproduction war time overalls and jeans for women sewing pattern

1940s plus size jeans and overalls for homefront war time women

To complete my jeans outfit, I'm sewing Mrs Depew's 1940s wrap blouse. I sewed two of these for Daffny from A Vintage Nerd a few years ago- one in cotton and one in a stretchy tee shirt material.

1940s wrap blouse sewing pattern pdf
 Save 15% off at Mrs Depew Vintage with code VAVOOM

This one so cute and quick to put together and I love anything with a sweetheart neckline. I can pair these blouses with my jeans, overalls or a skirt this summer. I'm undecided on fabric for this one. I really loved the way Daffny's tee shirt blouse turned out so I may sew one or two of those.


  1. Wonderful project choices! I've been wearing (repro) jeans more in the last year than I probably have since I was a teenager, thanks to our darling pup (and her bevy of friends at the dog park), whose rambunctious nature does not partner well with more delicate garments (thankfully, she's only torn one vintage dress so far and it wasn't a major tear), so if I was taking part in this great challenge, jeans or another really sturdy sort of pants (like cords) would likely be my first choice, too.

    Happy sewing, dear Brittany!
    ♥ Jessica

  2. These are fabulous projects! I've been dying to try those overalls/jeans myself! They look so adorable and I can totally see gardening and rambling about in them.

  3. Yes yes yes make more jeans! Those overalls looked so darn good on you! I really cannot wait to see what colors and fabric for the blouse you will pick! I still have my blouses in my closet! Now I just need some warm weather so I can wear them haha xox

  4. I'm eager to see how these turn out-especially the blouse. I've had it in my etsy 'heart' list for quite some time...hoping it's not too hard. xx Shauna

  5. Britanny Hello, nice to meet you my name is Cristina's blog Retro Mix Cris'm 35, I live in a town in the interior of southern Brazil. I am also a mother and housewife who loves the vintage style. I hope we can meet us and and be great friends.
    About your post, I loved the idea of the suit and shirt. Very handy for gardening. Come to know me and follow my blog too. Sorry my english is not very good. Use the google translator. A big hug, Cris.

  6. When does the coupon code expire? I know the other codes available for the sew for victory end on the 31st March. I was hoping to sew up at least one or two of the Mrs Depew patterns for this sew along :)


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