>Finished Outfit! Plaid 50s Blouse and Smooth Sailing Trousers


Yay! Finished project pics!  I have had both of these finished for about a month but didn’t get a chance to take pics until now and didn’t want to muss them until I took pics, so they are now very happily situated in my closet for wear :)
 First up is the blouse- made from Simplicity 4813, a vintage 50s pattern (previous post here).  I did a somewhat crummy job of matching my plaid, but I think the blouse is great fun and I think the mix-matched plaid somewhat lends to it’s home made charm.  At least that’s what I’m telling myself. Heh.  Although Simplicity said this pattern was “Simple to Make” it really wasn’t.  The placket and pleats and tabs and all were a bit fiddly. Not really hard per se, but time consuming.  I really like the little tucks at the bottom of the sleeve-  it’s the sort of little detailing like that that I like in modern RTW tops, so it was fun making it in it’s vintage form.
 The pants are from my Smooth Sailing pattern.  This pair is cuffless and I left off the belt loops. I made them in a dark green wool gab.  Initially I wanted to wear them to the cold in Missouri, but they were not finished in time and go figure that our winter here has been remarkably warm!  Although they’re a bit itchy I think they’ll be great to have for a turn in the weather and I could see myself layering long johns under these if I get to travel somewhere to the cold.  I need to make myself up another pair of these in day-to-day washable fabric since the ones I originally made from the pattern sample are just plain worn out!
One more shot in a more old-timey feel, and a close up of my funny little vintage stoplight pin.  Isn’t it a hoot?  If you pull the string with the red bead the “stop” arm goes up. If you pull the one with the green bead the “go” arm comes up.  I just love silly little jewelry like that!

Hope you all had a delightful weekend!

22 Comments on >Finished Outfit! Plaid 50s Blouse and Smooth Sailing Trousers

  1. Miss Tami Lee
    February 14, 2011 at 4:08 am (13 years ago)

    >I love the blouse! The little tab mid back is what won me over :)

  2. Sarah
    February 14, 2011 at 4:29 am (13 years ago)

    >What a great outfit! I love the tab at the back of the blouse and the trouser cut is gorgeous. Well done!

  3. garofit
    February 14, 2011 at 7:29 am (13 years ago)

    >Agreed! We all seem to be drooling over the back detail! Lovely outfit.

  4. Debi
    February 14, 2011 at 9:06 am (13 years ago)

    >LOVE, love, love it!! I love the tabbed blouse (I swear they were lying when they put 'easy to make' on those patterns!) And I really like the look of the smooth sailing trousers without the cuffs as well! Fab victory rolls and I ADORE your glasses!

  5. couturetteinenglish
    February 14, 2011 at 10:34 am (13 years ago)

    >Gorgeous! I love the sleeves, the back tab and the green plaid and you look really great.I won't even start about the traffic light pin, how cool is that?

  6. Miss Tess
    February 14, 2011 at 11:43 am (13 years ago)

    >You look fabulous. I can't wait to make the Smooth Sailing trousers myself…

  7. Fiona Timantti
    February 14, 2011 at 12:31 pm (13 years ago)

    >Great outfit!

  8. BaronessVonVintage
    February 14, 2011 at 1:02 pm (13 years ago)

    >Love the plaid you chose and all the details! Your pin is just adorable, too!

  9. casey
    February 14, 2011 at 1:19 pm (13 years ago)

    >Love this look from head to toe! :) The button detail on the back of the blouse is really fun; something you don't see a whole lot in modern clothes. And that pin–so cute!!! ♥ Casey

  10. Fleur de Guerre
    February 14, 2011 at 2:20 pm (13 years ago)

    >Amazing outfit Lauren!

  11. Stephanie Lynn
    February 14, 2011 at 2:23 pm (13 years ago)

    >How great! I too love the back tab. :)

  12. Laura
    February 14, 2011 at 3:15 pm (13 years ago)

    >Splendid pants and blouse! :)

  13. Janice
    February 14, 2011 at 3:54 pm (13 years ago)

    >You look great! I love your hair in the bandanna!

  14. Tasha
    February 14, 2011 at 4:01 pm (13 years ago)

    >Oh my gosh, that is my kind of perfect outfit!! Fantastic! Love the details on the blouse, the jacket with it, the little pin, everything. :)

  15. Evie
    February 14, 2011 at 4:06 pm (13 years ago)

    >So cute! I especially love the green sunglasses.

  16. Lauren
    February 14, 2011 at 4:34 pm (13 years ago)

    >So cute!!! I love it, especially the back detail.

  17. Miss Virginia
    February 14, 2011 at 7:27 pm (13 years ago)

    >I want the entire outfit, from head to toe!! SO cute!

  18. Porcelina
    February 14, 2011 at 7:41 pm (13 years ago)

    >Really lovely – what great colours too!Miss Pxx

  19. FoofandFaff
    February 14, 2011 at 8:37 pm (13 years ago)

    >Ok was really liking this outfit until I saw that pin – now I'm in love with it! So cute :)

  20. Lauren
    February 15, 2011 at 6:51 pm (13 years ago)

    >Thanks so much, gals! :D

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