Monday, July 27, 2009

Separates Make the Dress - 1949

I talk a lot on this blog about the versatility of separates. Here, from 1949, are some examples of how sewing separates can give you the look of a dress. And, may I just say, I love the little floral posy as an accessory. Pinned at the waist or at the bottom of a V-neckline, they add a touch of whimsy to these outfits. You can find posies like these by doing a search for "vintage millinery flowers" on the web.

Sewn from 1949 Advance pattern number 5173. The V-necked halter top and full skirt worn together give the impression of a dress. Add a short sleeved jacket when the air-conditioning is too cold.

Advance pattern 5173 from 1949

Here, sewn from Advance pattern 5174 from 1949, a sleeveless blouse is matched to a full skirt to make a dress. A self-fabric belt is worn at the waist.

Advance pattern 5174 from 1949

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Deja Pseu said...

You know, I'll bet if someone came up with a modern version of this, it would sell like hotcakes. Not a suit, but can you imagine how just three pieces would expand your work wardrobe?

Sal said...

I adore the look of fabric flowers as embellishments ... but I swear that look is harder to pull off than it seems. I always feel like a dope when I try it!

Gladys said...

You know I love this look and I would absolutely wear it. What material do you think that is? Looks almost like a jersey wool doesn't it?

Also as for the flowers you can get them at some of the department stores too. I saw some in Macys the other day.

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

If Macy's has them, I must have missed the trend. LOL!

Peldyn said...

I picked up some beautiful ones at Claire's a couple months ago. I bought then in pairs and even pin them on my shoes.

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