Monday, May 16, 2011

RESORT OUTFIT

I finished it! The pajama-turned-beach-resort outfit that I started early last week. I don't know what to say about this one. Don't get me wrong - I love the end result (although I felt a bit awkward showing so much skin...but by those hot July days I will have forgot all about this concern). It's just the road I had to take to get there.

I have at least learned one thing; I don't have that 50's hourglass figure. Not at least when it comes to my bottom half. I was born pretty buttless - this pattern was not. It's actually a pajama set so I knew I might have to make some adjustments like adding a side zipper but taking the shorts in 13 times? I mean give me a break! They're still not super fitted but I like them. They're also quite high which means that I don't look that naked. There are so many different checks and stripes on this fabric I didn't even think about trying to get them to match or keeping the pattern balanced. Luckily I noticed that I had still managed to sort of match the thick light blue horizontal stripes.

The top was really easy and I think I might make another one to go with some high waisted jeans. The pattern suggests adding frills to the edges so I might try that too. The fabric that I used is one of my Walthamstow market finds. I realized early on that it is a bit too thick for this project but it turned out well. I would recommend a light cotton for something similar.  Now all I need is some sand, big waves and a salty breeze!






I used Simplicity pattern 4312 from the early 1950's





A little footnote: I often take pictures of my outfits myself. It's not always easy - I don't have a tripod and either my camera takes pictures really quickly or I'm just really slow. Today is a perfect example of a shoot where it took a while to get there! I kept getting pictures of me trying to get to the spot where I needed to stand but not quite making it there. Things happen when I try to beat the shutter. I found a plant in our backyard that I hadn't seen before, I got caught in some laundry string and who knows what happened in the picture on the right. I took a leap to try and make it to the spot on time but clearly I didn't. I don't remember jumping that high though!

8 comments:

  1. Oh, you finished already ! amazing. And i know how hard to get your photos by yorself but you did it !And they turn out so fun ! xx

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  2. I love this! I have tried to sew a similar outfit from a vintage pattern, and it was horrible. It's so sweet on you. The hat is great, too!

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  3. btw, I think that your blog is so amazing! :)

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  4. I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS OUTFIT!!!

    i know what you mean about the self timer. we ought to do a blog meme of our worst self timer shots!

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  5. This is gorgeous, loving the style of the top especially, I may need a tie top now! :)

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  6. There are no words for how much I love this outfit. Love the fabric, love the style - fabulous work!

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  7. LOVE this sooooo much! The photos are AWESOME and the outfit is perfect!!

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  8. I stumbled across your Simplicity 4312 set after searching for reviews of the pattern. I just made some shorts using this pattern and I was interested in what else had been made. Your outfit turned out so fantastic. Love the top:)

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