Welcome to Summer! Do the warm weather months ahead have you scratching your head on what to wear? I know I am looking at my closet and seeing more need of warm weather clothing.
A while ago Kathy of GoForKat Makeup Artistry, Nicole of Paper Moon Vintage, Allison of Allison Barcenas Photography, and I got together for a day of beach fun, and while we were at it thought it might be fun to show how three different patterns can make a summer wardrobe!
The three patterns we chose to mix and match were the 1940s Sailor Girl Playsuit (pattern #4001), the Late 30s Halter Top and Beach Trousers (pattern #3011), and the Smooth Sailing Sports Togs (pattern #1002). Although these patterns range from the mid 1930s to the early 1940s, they are such classic styles that they easily interchange and can even be worn today for casual wear but still retain the vintage vibe.
As a spin off from how these appear on their pattern covers, we played mix and match and here’s what the gals came up with:
First up is Nicole, wearing the Late 30s Halter Top from #3011 with the Sailor Shorts from #4001. I love the Ziegfeld Follies look she has with her oversized parasol!
Next up is Kathy wearing the Smooth Sailing blouse from #1002 with the high waist beach trousers from #3011. She has the perfect late 30s casual beach look going on!
Lastly, I’m wearing the sailor top from #4001 with the Smooth Sailing trousers from #1002, and in the second photo I’m wearing the entire Smooth Sailing ensemble, both pieces from #1002.
Although not pictured here, if you add the sailor girl skirt to your sewing plans you’ll have even more options! These would be great to pack for your vacation if made in coordinating tones- and if you don’t do white trousers or skirts make them up in navy blue and make your tops in red and white for a fun patriotic flair!
As a special early summer sale, if you purchase these three patterns together- the 1940s Sailor Girl Playsuit (pattern #4001), the Smooth Sailing Sports Togs (pattern #1002), and the Late 30s Halter Top and Beach Trousers (pattern #3011), you’ll get $12 off your total! Just enter coupon code SUMMERSEWING at checkout. This coupon is good through 6/20/11.
Hope you had a lovely weekend!