As part of our WW1 drama-documentary, William’s Story’, we have followed the story of the Crowder family into the post war years. This necessitated making a 1930’s suit for Grace Crowder and filming her at the home she moved to from Lincolnshire: Sutton Poyntz in Dorset.

Grace’s blouse is made from a vintage Simplicty Pattern 1465 and in a vintage silk crepe de chine from my stash.

1930's silk blouse

Grace Crowder, played by Victoria Rigby

1930's linen suit

The suit is made from pale grey linen and from a 1936 Retro Butterick pattern, 6330.

1930's linen suit, back

The full back serves to emphasis the small waist.

1930's linen suit

Victoria waiting for traffic to pass before getting into position for filming.








Written by Pauline Loven

Pauline is a period costumier and film producer.