“Back to school” outfit and high waisted swimsuit

by Wild child Sophie on September 11, 2013 · 10 comments

in 1940s,1950s,Blouses,Pants / Trousers,Swimwear / Sunwear

Hello everybody!

Although I still want to sew summer clothes, I had to get ready for school!

Here are my school and beach clothes!!



I made me a 1940s outfit from two patterns :

Simplicity 3688 for the pair of trousers, and Advance 3047 for the blouse.

I used black synthetic and fluid fabric for the pants, and blue cotton with small designs for the blouse.

In fact this blouse is my participation to the “fall for cotton” challenge!



But summer is not so far away, so here is my high waisted swimsuit. It was made thanks to a tutorial based on a vintage swimwear.

I used marine jersey, I was afraid first as I hadn’t used lycra but it worked well :) . It was hard to sew but it turned out not so bad :) . I especially love the pleated sides of the bottom :) .


If you would like more infos and pictures, you’re welcome on my blog :)

Thanks for reading!

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Sue @ A Colourful Canvas September 11, 2013 at 7:11 pm

Ooooh, you look stunning! Well done!


Katherine September 11, 2013 at 10:56 pm

Good grief, I love everything about this! Fabulous, Sophie : )


Siri September 12, 2013 at 4:44 am

That outfit turned out beautiful! Such a lovely classic look :) I’m glad you went for black buttons on the blouse, good choice ;)
I’ve been meaning to sew up these trousers too, but I’m terrified of pants :P But seeing how good these look on you, makes me really want a pair! Thanks for the push, I’ll take the plunge :D


Catherine Alekna September 12, 2013 at 7:17 am

love those trousers! and the swimsuit is fab!


mariebayarea September 12, 2013 at 12:56 pm

Love the blouse and swimsuit


Carolyn September 13, 2013 at 7:41 am

What a fun post, and truly wonderful outfits!


Kathleen September 13, 2013 at 10:41 am

Totally gorgeous! The blouse and trousers are perfection. And that swimsuit! Wow!


Lauriana September 14, 2013 at 3:16 am

Wow. Both outfits are absolutely gorgeous.


wildchildsophie September 15, 2013 at 1:46 am

Thanks everyone you’re very kind!
Hey Siri great! Can’t wait to see how it turns out :)
Hihi thanks Caroline, great if it made you smile :)


Stacey Stitch September 23, 2013 at 2:11 pm

Stunning; both your creations and you!


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