Two 1940's patterns I ordered from Mom's Patterns just arrived! She's great to order from - reasonable shipping and only four days to get here from the U.S. from the day I ordered. John saw me looking at them and said "This is like your porn, isn't it?" HAHAHAHA. In a way...
"Easy-to-Make" Negligee or Housecoat
New York Pattern 760
Ladies' and Misses' Dress (in either of two lengths) or Smock
There's a great project on the BurdaStyle site called the Work Dress (photo credit: Martyna Szczesnaon Flickr - Work Dress.
Very 1940's in sensibility - a durable knee-length dress to work in with very cool simple styling. I helped my partner pick out a new suit yesterday and I always marvel at the amount of purpose-built hidden pockets in men's jackets. This dress has pockets for everything (maybe a few too many for me - I don't think I could reach the one on the back). It's very Rosie the Riveter meets 2010. I'm a horticulturalist and never have a good place to put all the things I use frequently: secateurs, gloves, plant tags, waterproof pens, seed packets, notebook, hand spade, plant ties, camera. I constantly have to move bits and pieces from place to place in a garden. I think I'll make one in the Spring!