1940s | 1950s | Blouses | Pants / Trousers | Swimwear / Sunwear

“Back to school” outfit and high waisted swimsuit

September 11, 2013

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!

  1. 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 😛 But seeing how good these look on you, makes me really want a pair! Thanks for the push, I’ll take the plunge 😀

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