>Finished Outfit! Plaid 50s Blouse and Smooth Sailing Trousers


Yay! Finished project pics!  I have had both of these finished for about a month but didn’t get a chance to take pics until now and didn’t want to muss them until I took pics, so they are now very happily situated in my closet for wear πŸ™‚
 First up is the blouse- made from Simplicity 4813, a vintage 50s pattern (previous post here).  I did a somewhat crummy job of matching my plaid, but I think the blouse is great fun and I think the mix-matched plaid somewhat lends to it’s home made charm.  At least that’s what I’m telling myself. Heh.  Although Simplicity said this pattern was “Simple to Make” it really wasn’t.  The placket and pleats and tabs and all were a bit fiddly. Not really hard per se, but time consuming.  I really like the little tucks at the bottom of the sleeve-  it’s the sort of little detailing like that that I like in modern RTW tops, so it was fun making it in it’s vintage form.
 The pants are from my Smooth Sailing pattern.  This pair is cuffless and I left off the belt loops. I made them in a dark green wool gab.  Initially I wanted to wear them to the cold in Missouri, but they were not finished in time and go figure that our winter here has been remarkably warm!  Although they’re a bit itchy I think they’ll be great to have for a turn in the weather and I could see myself layering long johns under these if I get to travel somewhere to the cold.  I need to make myself up another pair of these in day-to-day washable fabric since the ones I originally made from the pattern sample are just plain worn out!
One more shot in a more old-timey feel, and a close up of my funny little vintage stoplight pin.  Isn’t it a hoot?  If you pull the string with the red bead the “stop” arm goes up. If you pull the one with the green bead the “go” arm comes up.  I just love silly little jewelry like that!

Hope you all had a delightful weekend!
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22 Responses to >Finished Outfit! Plaid 50s Blouse and Smooth Sailing Trousers

  1. >I love the blouse! The little tab mid back is what won me over πŸ™‚

  2. Sarah says:

    >What a great outfit! I love the tab at the back of the blouse and the trouser cut is gorgeous. Well done!

  3. garofit says:

    >Agreed! We all seem to be drooling over the back detail! Lovely outfit.

  4. Debi says:

    >LOVE, love, love it!! I love the tabbed blouse (I swear they were lying when they put 'easy to make' on those patterns!) And I really like the look of the smooth sailing trousers without the cuffs as well! Fab victory rolls and I ADORE your glasses!

  5. >Gorgeous! I love the sleeves, the back tab and the green plaid and you look really great.I won't even start about the traffic light pin, how cool is that?

  6. >Me too- I like the back as well! Brill…Super Sunnies and that brooch is wondrous! Tups x

  7. Miss Tess says:

    >You look fabulous. I can't wait to make the Smooth Sailing trousers myself…

  8. >Love the plaid you chose and all the details! Your pin is just adorable, too!

  9. casey says:

    >Love this look from head to toe! πŸ™‚ The button detail on the back of the blouse is really fun; something you don't see a whole lot in modern clothes. And that pin–so cute!!! β™₯ Casey

  10. >Amazing outfit Lauren!

  11. >How great! I too love the back tab. πŸ™‚

  12. Laura says:

    >Splendid pants and blouse! πŸ™‚

  13. Janice says:

    >You look great! I love your hair in the bandanna!

  14. Tasha says:

    >Oh my gosh, that is my kind of perfect outfit!! Fantastic! Love the details on the blouse, the jacket with it, the little pin, everything. πŸ™‚

  15. Evie says:

    >So cute! I especially love the green sunglasses.

  16. Lauren says:

    >So cute!!! I love it, especially the back detail.

  17. >I want the entire outfit, from head to toe!! SO cute!

  18. Porcelina says:

    >Really lovely – what great colours too!Miss Pxx

  19. FoofandFaff says:

    >Ok was really liking this outfit until I saw that pin – now I'm in love with it! So cute πŸ™‚

  20. >Adorable. Emerald green is my fav color. Nice job.

  21. Lauren says:

    >Thanks so much, gals! πŸ˜€

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