Jennie Rooney's Red Joan is a tale of a woman unmasked as a former Soviet spy, when in her 80's, after a most respectable post-war life. I love a good spy story, and this swingy wartime dress in a very 40's silhouette and fabric choice caught my eye as well. I think I've found a perfect match in a vintage 40's pattern.
Here's an original Mail Order vintage pattern for a dress with pintucks at waist and neck, and those puffed sleeves from the Red Joan cover. It's even a polka dot fabric! I love how our model below is looking up from her book... what other accessory do you really need?
This pattern comes from a site called So Vintage Patterns, a place that sewists and social historians alike can get lost in for hours...
|These red shoes from Modcloth would|
clinch the deal...
That is a great match for the cover! Melwyk, you have a real talent for this. I would like a vintage dress like that!ReplyDelete
Thank you -- I love this one :)ReplyDelete