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Wow, so many wonderful suits! I particularly like the first asymmetric one, the jacket on that is amazing. I love how it gathers into the bottom button and nips in the waist.

Jennie DeVries

Great post. I love 40s suits and have been a collector of them for years. I have even made a couple for myself. . .I don't think the ones I have made can ever measure to the originals though. Something for thought, in the over 20 suits I have in my collection, only half are fully lined. Some just have a pinked edge while some have a folded over seam allowance edge that is stitched, the seams then pressed open flat. Some are also only half lined with the body lined but not the sleeves or the other way around. The construction of them varied so much even for very similar styles.
Thank you for sharing!
Jennie from theuglydame.blogspot.com

Kristen Stoltzfus Clay

Thanks, Jennie! As a collector, you have more experience than I do with actual 40s suits and I'm so glad to hear I can cut corners when it comes to lining without guilt! ;-D

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