1930s | 1940s

Smooth Sailing Blouse and Suspender Skirt (1940s)

March 12, 2012

I’m slowly trying to build a wardrobe of  ‘wearable’ vintage clothing from the 1940s-early 1950s (SewRetro is great for inspiration).

I love this look, its so cute and practical:














And here’s my version:















I used my favourite 1940’s blouse pattern (Smooth Sailing from Wearing History) and the Simplicity Repro 3688 for the skirt.















The blouse is made from a repro-print quilters cotton, with vintage buttons – the skirt is a very functional navy gaberdine.














Thanks for looking! xxx

  1. Cute!

    Oh and love the way you’re wearing your head scarf btw… I have recently gone short with my hair and have enjoyed experimenting with some new head scarf wraps.

  2. Looks like a great outfit. I’ve been looking for a pattern like that…
    Question: Is it essentially a circle skirt with the straps attached?

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