Thursday, July 09, 2009

Mix & Match Wardrobe 1949 #4

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. Today's final installment in this series includes looks for evening.

Advance Pattern 5128 from 1949 includes patterns for a cap sleeve blouse, a high waisted skirt in short and long versions, and a bolero jacket. Here the pieces are made in a solid silk and shimmering brocade.
Wear the brocade blouse with the silk skirt and jacket for a glamorous cocktail suit. Take the jacket off to expose more decolletage and arms.

Here the brocade blouse and long skirt are combined for an evening gown look. The silk jacket is worn as a cover-up.

Other options? How about:
- The silk blouse and short skirt worn as a cocktail dress.
- The silk blouse and long skirt worn as an evening gown.
- Add the jacket to either look and wear it all evening or take it off.

And on....and on. How would you combine these pieces?