Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Mix & Match Wardrobe 1949 #3

This week, we're looking at some Advance Patterns from 1949, and ideas for how to combine the separates into a multitude of outfit options.

Advance Pattern 5127 from 1949 contains patterns for a long sleeved jacket, a flared skirt, a V neck blouse, a shawl, a bra top, and shorts. I love the choices here, as they can be combined in so many different ways. Here, most of the pieces are made in plaid, but if you make them in a solid color too, the variety of outfits is almost endless!

Make the bra top and shorts in plaid and you've got a super cute swim or play suit. I like the way the shorts are gathered at the sides. Bring along the matching skirt to pop on for lunch or a walk in town.
Here is the same skirt dressed up with the V neck blouse in solid white, a wide sash belt, and the shawl in plaid.

Other choices are endless. Let's make all the pieces in a co-ordinating solid too.

- Wear the solid jacket with the solid skirt and the plaid V neck blouse and you've got a suit.
- Wear the plaid V neck blouse with the plaid skirt and you've got the look of a dress.
- Wear the solid jacket with the solid V neck blouse and the plaid skirt for another suit look.
- Wear the solid bra top and shorts as a second swim suit choice. Add the plaid skirt.

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