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!


Lemondrop Marie said...

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

Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
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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!

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