I was doing my morning browse of the Vintage Pattern Wiki and ran across Simplicity 2849 from the late 1930s. Isn't it just lovely?
The skirt, the suspenders, the bolero -- all great. But what really stands out for me are the flowers embroidered on the shoulders -- I don't think I've seen that before. What a wonderful, sweet detail!
Of course, I'm also thinking it would be fun to make a blouse and embroider an anchor on one shoulder and "Mom" on the other. I'm too indecisive and chicken to commit to a tattoo, but that just might work.