Sewing a Plus Size 1940s Dress and Baking a Wartime Recipe

In the latest video I had so much fun sewing this beautiful 1940s Advance 4585 dress from all thrifted materials.

The pattern itself is made for a 40” bust and a 43” hip but I upsized the skirt to fit me. The bodice, surprisingly, had lots of room and I didn’t need to upsize it for my chest or waist.

For the recipe, I made Sweet Potatoes and Cranberries from the 1940s book “America’s Cookbook” with a Wartime Supplement. I wanted to find a recipe that was easy and true to the decade and this did not disappoint!

Overall I’m so pleased with the pattern, recipe, and video! Happy November, friends!