Waiting at the Train Station 1945


Here I am, waiting at the train station for my soldier to come home....

What's inside?

A ghost from long ago...

I see him waiving his hat!

Pardon me, boy- Is that the St. Charles Choo-choo?

What a fun day! We went to historic Main Street St. Charles to Frontier Park. Old, un-used train tracks run through the park. It still has the old train station and a few cars. This is one of my favorite picnic spots (and it was mine and Pj's first date spot!) I -love- this dress!! I made it myself and just finished it up this morning! For those of you who are interested, this is a re-print of a dress from 1948. It's Vintage Vogue pattern 2487, available at your local fabric store. And extra bonus for us voluptuous girls, the draping of the fabric is very flattering to the tummy and curves, it comes in size 6 all the way up to size 22! *yay*
I bought by first snood today and it really is the -best- thing ever! For busy gals on the run, it's great to be able to just roll up a few victory rolls and pull the snood on over the rest. I feel -so- glamorous wearing it! Believe it or not, I found it at a local costume rental/theater supply store for $5! They had mostly crazy colors so I'm going to see about dying one black but for now, red will have to do.

Dress- handmade by me Vintage Vogue 2787
snood-Chad Theatrical
bakelite bracelet-St. Charles Antique mall


  1. Wonderful photos, i love the ones of you waving to your soldier boy :) xx

  2. so cute! great rolls. i have a vintage snood, i always forget about it. thanks for reminding me how cute they look!

  3. Sexy Mama! I love the outfit :)

  4. Wow!! Great photos! You are very sexy and beautiful woman! Thank you for sharing. It seems that you have had a great day. Also, I love the dress.


  5. That dress looks positively gorgeous on you! If you don't mind me asking, is it simple enough for a (relatively) new sewer to attempt? And what fabric did you use? It drapes beautifully.

    I really need a snood as well! They're so simple, yet so stylish.

  6. That pattern says that it's "advanced" but if you can do gathers and darts, you would probably be able to handle it. The front was a little bit of a pain in the butt! I used a jersey knit fabric so it had a little stretch and the weight of the fabric really helped with the nice draping. You may also want to look into vintage vogue patterns 2354 and 2876. I think these ones may be a little easier but they still have that gorgeous drape!As for snoods, I found some free vintage snood crochet patterns here:

  7. Gorgeous cut and color on that dress, and I love the snood. You look fantastic!

  8. Thanks for the reply - I may attempt it once I get my skill level up a bit. Stretch fabrics sound like a nightmare!

    I've never done crochet before, but thanks for the link to the pattern. I may give it a go once my hair is long enough - I like having something to keep my hands busy during lectures, it keeps me awake!

  9. Sewing with stretchy fabrics isn't has hard as it sounds. I suggest sewing on a few scraps first or trying something simple like a bag. These links have some good tips for sewing stretchy stuff:
    My grandma's #1 sewing tio is-always start with a new needle! It really makes a difference with sheers and stretchy fabrics! Good luck!!

  10. These pictures are beautiful!
    Thanks for checking out my blog :)

  11. That is a great dress, and great on you! Perfect color. Thanks for checking out my blog! I am doing a redraw on the giveaway tomorrow, if I havent heard from the winner!

  12. Wow that dress is absolutely stunning! Love your blog too by the way, you have great style.


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