From the 1940's-only garment submissions, I pulled five and asked Lauren Lee of Wearing History Clothing to evaluate for a top finalist based on maintaining original design lines, overall design and quality of construction.
Eszter of Australia impressed us with her bound buttonholes and diagonal seams in her fine Italian wool ensemble from pattern SE40-210 .
Here is part of what Eszter had this to say of her entry: 'Made out of fine navy Italian wool its lined in sage green rayon, with bound buttonholes, self covered buttons and tidy little gathers at the elbow for movement. The skirt is also lined, and has french seams. This came out great and I'm really proud of it. The wool was fantastic to work with and the pattern was surprisingly easy to put together!'
Lauren and I certainly agree Eszter is to be proud of her ensemble, see what you think (click images for larger version)!
Here are four of the five finalists from which Lauren also reviewed, they are Alison, Julie, Kristen and Milli:
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