Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Play (Suit) Time (well, almost)!



Oh me oh my, as usual, Glamour Daze blog has me swooning, this time over a video clip showing the Ambassador hotel and its Hollywood poolside guests attending a pretty over the top party, circa the 1930s. To make it even more perfect, it's set to Al Bowlly singing "Heart and Soul."  Double swoon!  This clip really externalizes what I have on my mind right now, fashion wise:  30s resort and sportswear separates.   I seriously want everything in this video, especially the sailor-inspired dresses and the various halter and deco playsuits which I screencapped below.












If you love that second image like I do, luckily, Lauren, of Wearing History has got a fantastic pattern for a sailor dress and playsuit. The one she has repro'd is from the 40s, so the dress might be a bit shorter than a 30s one, but the look is similar to the early 30s playsuits shown in the clip.  I know the amazing Casey over at Elegant Musings made the playsuit using Lauren's pattern and her finished product has definitely inspired me to consider tackling it as well!






I think I might go with more of a stripey pattern for my "playsuit," like below:



In addition to the sailor inspired dresses and playsuits, I've got my eye on some 30s halter tops and playsuits.  Once again, Wearing History has just the thing for the seamstresses:





Eva Dress also has a couple of great vintage repro. patterns for 30s halter tops and halter sport suits, which seem to combine elements shown in the above Wearing History patterns.   The first pattern includes a hat pattern!






If I can just keep my sewing momentum going I may just have what I desire by summertime;


Oh, for period perfect footwear, I saw a vintage pattern being sold by Tinpotlil on Etsy that tells you how to make your own 1930s beach slippers/sandals!








13 comments:

Lemondrop Marie said...

Loads of lovliness, I so would love to have a little romper like that- or a fabulous swimsuit!


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Brittany_Va-Voom Vintage said...

Oh, my gosh- I have to get my butt off of the computer and go sew! I wonder if they have those patterns in my size!...Hmmmm, they are all SO gorgeous!! Thanks for the springtime inspiration!
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Trixie said...

Oh Lauren is amazingly talented! I'd give anything to have half her skill! Wow!

Those are really really adorable outfits!

Q's Daydream said...

Amazing!!!!! :o)

Francy said...

I love this video. Thanks for posting!!

Carys said...

Oh my, why is that not my life? I want that sailor playsuit so much!!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

Diva said...

Beautiful post Baroness ! Good to see your keeping up your good work ;) as always1

Louise said...

So cool. I want me some of those beach slippers.

Erika said...

Ohmigosh I'm so obsessed with this post. I adore the playsuits - how cute!! :)

Stefanie Valentine said...

Oh my gosh how cute are those three girls!
And i may have to try that sailor girl playsuit, it's gorgeous! x

garofit said...

Amazing video, had me drooling all the way.It seems that all I want lately is 30s resort/sportswear.

BaronessVonVintage said...

Aren't playsuits FUN??? Wheeee!!!

Diva: NICE to see you again!!!

Haleigh said...

I love playsuits myself!!! Have three or four vintage ones..thanks for inspiring me to pull them out!

xoxo Bardot in Blue
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