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! :)

7 comments:

  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!
    Blessings!
    Gina

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  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!
    -Lauren
    http://www.musingsofaflowerchild.com/

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  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

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

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  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!!

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  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.

    Brigid
    the Middle Sister and Singer

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

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