A while back I introduced the first decade of the Historic Doll Clothes Collection: "Phoebe Goes to the 1940s". I wrote a bit of girls' clothing in the 1940s, the influences and the looks.
Now I'd like you to see more of the collection. There are clothing sets for both regular sized Phoebe and ExtraSmall Phoebe. This post features the retro clothing sets for regular sized Phoebe. Click on any of the images to see more of that set.
Fabrics of the 1940s included plaids, corduroys, stripes, seersucker, gingham, florals and feedsacks. Shapes included dresses with less full skirts, pleats and circle skirts instead of big puffy gathers. Girls clothing became less fancy and more utilitarian. Ankle socks became a thing.
I've tried to reflect all of this in the collection. A number of the sets are in my Etsy shop. The sets include white cotton bloomers trimmed in rick rack, white lace trimmed ankle socks and Mary Janes with retro buttons that are slightly larger so they can fit over the socks.