The pea coat is coming together slowly.
I didn't get to sew as much today as I'd have liked. I also find this coated fabric to be extremely unforgiving -- it doesn't ease at all -- so things take longer than they otherwise might. But I did manage to get the backs, fronts and undercollar all attached.
Readers, a completely unrelated question: I've seen not one, but two Advance patterns from the late Forties for what looks like a very lady-like, dressy ensemble that allows you to strip down to a bikini bathing suit. (5127 is for sale on eBay and I own 5119. You may already know that Advance patterns were sold exclusively by J.C. Penney.)
Does this seem strange to anyone else? I've never seen this anywhere else, particularly during this period. (Casual one-pattern wardrobes that might include a swimsuit do show up in the mid-to-late Sixties.) Thoughts?
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