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!