Monday, July 06, 2009

Mix & Match Wardrobe 1949 #1

In today's economy, when we're all thinking about how to save a few dollars, doesn't a mix and match wardrobe make a lot of sense? And if you can sew, making separates from fabrics that co-ordinate is a smart choice. This week, let's look at some Advance Patterns from 1949, and ideas for how to combine the separates into a multitude of options.

Advance Pattern 5119 includes patterns for a cap sleeved blouse, button front high waisted skirt, a bolero jacket with sleeve cuffs, a bra top, and shorts. There are lots of possibilities here. And your options increase if you make the pieces in both fabrics.

Here, the blouse is sewn in a yellow and black polka dot print and combined with the shorts in solid black. A wide red belt adds a pop of color at the waist.

Make the skirt in the polka dot print, the bolero jacket in solid black with polka dot cuffs, and you've got a summer suit option.

Other choices are endless:
- Polka dot bra top and shorts make a cute play suit.
- Ditto with both pieces in black.
- Pair the polka dot bra top with black shorts for a third play suit, and the black bra top with polka dot shorts for a fourth.
- Solid black skirt with solid black blouse.
- Solid black skirt with polka dot blouse and black jacket.
- Polka dot skirt with polka dot blouse and black jacket.

You get the idea. How would you mix and match these pieces?

6 comments:

Sal said...

All fun options! I'd do the polka dot skirt with black blouse and polka dot jacket.

Berry said...

Aw I love the polka dots! =D

fuzzylizzie said...

I'd probably make just the sleeveles top, in both a solid and a print, solid shorts and a skirt in both. So many possibilities!

Piroska said...

I love the idea of the polka dot skirt and matching bra top, especially in that yellow with black spots! Aagh, where will I ever find fabric like that?

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

Look at that. 4 different ways to combine the pieces, and all different than the options I've shown.

Brian said...

Wow nice wardrobe, look like a Summer Suits. For me, I will chose those polka dots skirts. I think that one will fit to my wife and I know she love that style.

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