Playsuits and Peasant Tops

There is something in the air! Summertime!

One of my favorite lady bloggers, Casey, just posted a sneak peek at her finished playsuit, and I’m madly at work making my new shorts pattern.  I just finished sample #4, and tomorrow I’ll be taking photos.  But, of course, being completely insane, I decided I need to make a peasant top to go with one of the samples.  I’ve been drafting up a peasant crop top inspired by lots of vintage images.  Take a peek at some of these yummy vintage style finds, found on Pinterest and Etsy.

Peasant Dress made by Jitterbuggin, $214.

Peasant Blouse by NudeeDudee on Etsy, $125

Peasant Dresses, Life magazine archive on Google.

Advance 4214 on Vintage Pattern Wiki

Butterick 2926 on Vintage Pattern Wiki

Are you a fan of peasant tops and peasant dresses?

10 Comments on Playsuits and Peasant Tops

  1. Sean MacKenzie
    June 18, 2012 at 2:54 pm (12 years ago)

    Love playsuits. I don’t have a peasant blouse to go with mine, but that’s okay. Just gives me more reason to get another playsuit.

  2. Elizabeth Jackson
    June 18, 2012 at 3:06 pm (12 years ago)

    Playsuits and peasant tops are just too cute! And thank goodness for them in hot weather! I’m a big fan of the Advance pattern with the cropped top and shorts.

  3. Denise Calhoun
    June 18, 2012 at 3:33 pm (12 years ago)

    I like them, if they aren’t too girly. I love YSL’s.

  4. Brooksie
    June 18, 2012 at 5:31 pm (12 years ago)

    I absolutely adore peasant tops, dresses and skirts! I found a really cute peasant skirt in my size in a free box one time (it has the hand made in Mexico label in it) another time I found a free 100% cotton peasant top in my size in a different free box. I have some other peasant tops and a dress. As far as play suits go I love those also and have been wanting one for ages!

  5. StephC
    June 18, 2012 at 6:54 pm (12 years ago)

    These look so cute, I’ll be keeping an eye out for your playsuit pattern. :)

  6. Dru
    June 19, 2012 at 6:18 am (12 years ago)

    Now I wish I’d kept my playsuit–with peasant top–from the 60s! It was a three piece one–top, skirt that buttoned down the front, and shorts. The top was white, trimmed in pink baby check. The skirt and shorts were the pink baby check. I loved it then. Why did I ever give it away?

  7. Kim Stewart
    June 19, 2012 at 11:53 am (12 years ago)

    So lovely! Thanks Lauren. I can’t get enough of these darling tops. I love them in all the incarnations: drawstring, elastic, scoopneck, loose, fitted, ric rac or not, ooo crochet lace trim!! It’s all so delicious. They go with absolutely everything and are so feminine and flattering, not to mention easy to wear.

  8. Desiree
    June 19, 2012 at 7:08 pm (12 years ago)

    I am absolutely dying for the perfect vintage or vintage-inspired peasant top! But I’m thinking more 40/s50s and less 70s.

    -Desiree Pop-o-matic Deluxe!

  9. Tammi
    June 20, 2012 at 1:32 pm (12 years ago)

    I’m one a quest to make an age appropriate play suit. I had one in the works last summer but I am not sure how I feel about it.

  10. Casey
    June 24, 2012 at 5:39 am (12 years ago)

    I LOVE peasant style tops! I wore an antique nightgown as a top for years because it worked beautifully with my 40s style dirndl skirts for that peasant look. Last year I thrifted an embroidered top that works beautifully as well. Now I just need a little cropped one… ;)

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