1950s ZigZag Suit

by BoPeep

in 1950s,Vintage Sewing

One Fall project knocked off the list…a skirt suit with matching blouse made out of a ridiculous zigzag knit.  That fact along could qualify me for the “Mildly Insane” tag over there.  The very controversial half-belt treatment pretty much seals the deal.  People either love it or hate it.  Have to say, though, that I’m actually quite happy with the fit and styling.  More details on my blog, Willow Homestead.

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Shepherdess, retro-housewife, mother, seamstress... but labels can be deceiving. I also play the sax, butcher chickens and sing in the church choir. I raise sheep and bale hay. I sew from Grandma's patterns and drive a 1950 Ford Shoebox. Life at the Willow Homestead is retro right down to the 1947 Frigidaire!

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Jade November 8, 2012 at 11:14 am

Love it!!!!! It is absolutely wonderful. That fabric is to die for and perfect for a fall suit.

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Lizzy November 8, 2012 at 11:40 am

Very pretty! like the colors of the fabric and I LOVE your shoes!

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Katherine November 8, 2012 at 7:31 pm

A-mazing! I love the matching blouse on your blog and your mother was spot on – half belted is the way to go!

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Kelly Grant November 9, 2012 at 12:15 pm

I love it, but then my mum thinks I am crazy too! it looks fabulous!

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Leanne November 9, 2012 at 7:03 pm

Full on love it!

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Mermaids Purse November 9, 2012 at 10:00 pm

I love it too, and it does weird things to my eyeballs… I couldn’t comment on your blog for some reason.
Great to see all the extra photos, and the waist band is perfect.

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Lianne November 10, 2012 at 3:24 am

This is my idea of vintage! Its easy forget how fashion forward and fearless clothing was in those days. If I saw this in a vintage shop I would certainly be running into the dressing room to try it on! Awesome!

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Anonymous November 10, 2012 at 5:54 pm

Love the Watteau style waistline. This also looks very 1930s. The ZigZag fabric is pure genius!

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Tant Monokrom November 11, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Love everything! The fabric, the pashmina blouse, the pencil skirt… great work!

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Isis November 12, 2012 at 2:29 am

Love it! You look stunning and the shoes lifts it even higher!

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Miss Ava Kitten November 12, 2012 at 11:49 am

Wonderful and you are clearly, judging by your decor, a very stylish lady indeed.

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Jeanne November 17, 2012 at 7:48 am

Wonderful! I love that half-belted style (and your fab shoes too)

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