I've had my eye on this dress. It's a new Butterick Retro pattern and I have ordered it off Etsy along with the two vintage patterns below.
This is a cute little Bolero from the 40's.
The top dress I can see me making that out of satin in a gorgeous color that catches my eye in the Russian shop. The pattern calls for a taffeta type material.
Your thoughts and ideas are always welcome to me.
*Oh by the way No I don't make hats I was thinking I would try and find a hat to buy to go with the tartan outfit below, a beret is what I have in mind for that. I am at present working on the fit for the jacket with a muslin. When I declare it a good fit I can cut my wool fabric out. I actually hate this part of sewing.