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    A wonderful array of blouses and skirts from the May 1940 edition of Marie Claire magazine. #vintage #1940s #fashion #illustration

    c. 1940's

    "For although the War Production Board is intent on keeping yardage used by the ready-to-wear industry down to a minimum, it will not freeze fashion ingenuity." Women were encouraged to Make do and Mend. Patterns on how to repurpose not only your but your husbands clothing into new dresses, shirts, coats and pajamas were produced along side rationing coupons. #vintage #WW2 #1940s #fashion

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    1940s

    RARE Vintage 1940s Advance 5625 One Shoulder Wing by RomasMaison

    1960s Misses Caftan Vintage Sewing Pattern, Vogue 7497 bust 36

    A lovely selection of 1940s collars. #vintage #fashion #1940s

    1940s skirt by DearGolden

    1940s couture dress by Stop #Beautiful Dress| http://vintage-styles-dock.blogspot.com

    1940

    Le Petit Echo de la Mode, 1943

    Maisonette Salesman's Sample Card late 1940s vintage fashion style color photo print ad illustration 40s war era suit shirt top blouse for every suit white pin tucks pleated pleats red skirt updo hair

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    1940s Vogue 8208 Vintage Sewing Pattern Misses

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    gorgeous 1940's pleated coat from Sew Vera Venus ~

    Fall fashion trends of the 1940s : Due to wartime necessity, trousers for women gain popularity for their functionality and smartness.

    Wedding dress, 1940's, liquid silk satin.

    Cotton dress, c.1940’s