11/05/2012

1930s/1940s inspired outfit: blouse and beret

 
I made this blouse a while ago. I'm very much into separates this season and thought I could do with another pussy bow blouse. I went with a small print cotton in a light brown-ish colour which I think gives the top a very retro look.
 
 
I also made the trousers but I am not 100% happy with them yet so no details until I have perfected them to my liking. The beret is made from scraps I had left from making the trousers.
I am totally into berets this Autumn/Winter, so I think I need one in almost any colour.
 
 
 
 
 
I am so in love with Autumn colours everywhere. I hope they stay a bit before we have to live with naked trees for months :-(

16 comments:

  1. Love it! I'm sewing a lot of seperates lately as well. I try to use colours which goes well together so I can mix them.

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  2. I just subscribed to your blog. I love the blouse and pencil skirt combo. I only had a quick browse but will check out more. I know it's so important to make things that go well together to maximise your outfit options.

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  3. Ooh, I adore every single thing about this outfit. Gorgeous! The blouse is wonderful. Hopefully one day soon I'll feel my sewing skills are up to par enough to try something similar. Just found your blog and adding it to my list. :)

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    1. Thanks Tasha, I'm sure you'll be sewing up all kinds of pretties in no time and a big WELCOME to my blog. Xx

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    2. Just had a quick browse through your blog and must say I envy your knitting skills. I am never patient enough to finish anything so I stick to sewing. Looks like you are pretty good on that sewing machine yourself. I added you to my blog list too, love to see more.

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  4. I reaaly need to make myself a pussy cat blouse. Your pictures are beautiful. Thank you.

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    1. Thank you, and yes every girl needs a top with a huge bow. Go for it.
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  5. Wow you're a great seamstress! Those clothes are beautiful, and you have a wonderful style. So glad I've just discovered your blog :)

    I've recently started my own, in which I showcase some of the designs of my granny Kiki, who was a couturier with her own label in London in the 30s-50s. My halloween post involved a ballgown made by her, plus an 18th century hand stitched provencal cloak. Do come and have a look!

    Emalina
    www.kikiandthegypsy.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Hi Emalina, thank you for your kind words. I checked out your blog and love your pictures. That Biba suit is amazing. I added it to my reader. X

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  7. What a fantastic outfit! I love pussy bow blouses - I would love to fill my closet with blouses and dresses covered in bows :) Your beret is fantastic! Definitely a great accessory :)

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    1. Thanks Meg and yes yes yes to everything *bow*

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  8. WOW! This is a gorgeous outfit & it suits you so well! I love seeing the projects of fellow vintage sewing gals!!

    xoxo,
    tina

    www.vintagelovingal.wordpress.com

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    1. Hi Tina, thank you very much. I'll go and check out your blog, too.
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