Sailor style

by oldfashioned on December 22, 2011 · 4 comments

in 1940s,1950s,Blouses,Modern Patterns

Alright, ok, you got me, it’s not retro…but I’m making it retro!

I have a little problem with sailor addiction everyone, yes, its true, I’m a nautical freak! I love that 50′s pin up aesthetic, the red and blue, the hats! I mean, who doesn’t want to look like this. I totally do!

My attempt was with Colette’s Jasmin pattern, not strictly sailor until I got my hands on it.

my attempt at a sailor salute!

Fine white wool with contrasting cuffs and collar in navy and white polka dot….hell yes!

More about it over here on my blog

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Miss Crayola Creepy December 22, 2011 at 3:28 pm

That’s my dream shirt! Love the colors you choose.


Lizzy December 22, 2011 at 7:19 pm



Debi December 22, 2011 at 8:51 pm

What a great idea! I love it!


Nathalie December 23, 2011 at 8:29 am

Ooh, I love that! I’ve been admiring that pattern on others but decided against it for myself as I didn’t think it would be very me. But using a fine wool or a heavy cotton knit + contrast like this is a really great idea. I certainly love your white + polka dots combo. It looks fab and very retro!


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