Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Foyle's War, anyone?

Did I ever tell you that I love the TV series Foyle's War? Murder mysteries are fabulous, and Foyle's War is my favorite!
Kathryn and Lily decided that it would be terrifically fun to have a Foyle's War party, complete with a murder mystery game, Foyle's War themed food, and of course, 1940's decor! You can see Kathryn's post about it here, and Lily's here.

I already have several 1940's dresses... but couldn't pass up an opportunity to make a new one! :) This fabric I also got at the out-of-business fabric shop. I loved the print on the fabric! The pattern I used was Vintage Vogue V8728. I followed the pattern - I just used a size smaller on the neckline than the rest of the dress, and put a zipper in the side, rather than snaps.

I decided to pair this dress with my mustard reproduction 1940's heels. My sister bought them for herself, but they didn't fit her, so I got them! :) To tie them in, I also wore my mustard belt.

These photos are from the event - my sister set up a photo booth, complete with Foyle's War themed props, and decorated with fabric bunting which she and Lily sewed.
^kudos if you know the reason we are smelling the onion^
Like the style of this dress? Come back tomorrow for an opportunity to buy one made from the same pattern! :)
There are still hats for sale!! Check out the post below to nab some great ones! :)


  1. Oh how delightfully fun and I love your dress and mustard yellow belt!! My husband has developed an obsession with Foyle's War and tells me Sam reminds him of me! hahahaha!! I don't see it, but ok! I hope you had a wonderful time at your party!

  2. I just found your blog through Pinterest, and immediately recognized this pattern! I made it one time, and it is so pretty. I absolutely love your version! The fabric and color are beautiful. Looking forward to reading through your posts!

  3. Deeply pretty outfit. The pairing of plumy-burgundy and mustard together is a perpetual favourite of mine. You look timelessly lovely, dear gal.

    ♥ Jessica

  4. I like this color on you and your hair . . . it's gotten so long! Keep up the posting, girl.:)

  5. Yayyy!!!!!! A post from Taraaaa!! ;)
    I absolutely love your dress - that style is gorgeous in burgundy! It looks lovely on you, and I adore your shoes. You look beautiful!
    I actually found out about Foyle's War from Lily, and we have become absolute addicts. So yes. I know why you're smelling the onion. :)
    It's so good to have you back posting again! I look forward to seeing more of your projects. Keep up the great work!!

  6. Your dress is lovely Tara! The print is so 40s!
    We just started watching Foyle's War, and so far I love it! It is such a great show, and has such a good insight on the history of the times.

    the Middle Sister and Singer

  7. Aww, this is so lovely! I love how the below-bust part curves a little.



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