Sunday, August 5, 2012

{Style Inspiration} Playsuits

You might have noticed that I've been slightly obsessed with playsuits, matching sets and weekend wardrobes of late. I really want to make myself both a playsuit and a weekend wardrobe, but I can't decide on fabrics (I want to use one of my repros, but it's so difficult to pick favourites!).


I may have posted this before: varying definitions of "playsuits" in Everywoman magazine, June 1940


1940s Anne Adams playsuit pattern


Love all the different styles of sunsuit on these 1946 Florida girlfriends! #2 could easily have been made from the pattern above. (via pinterest)


Vogue 8397 on etsy - also love the fish in nets novelty print.


Unusual late 40s play set with wrap top and skirt


Some more on my vintage summer fashion pinboard.

14 comments:

  1. Those playsuits look amazing ! I made one out of a dress by laying it flat and then stitch the crotch of the dress, so you get two seperate 'legs'. It's a great way to recycle dresses that are too long or aren't being worn anymore. It's great for summer and looks kind of vintage with the right patterns and sleeves/collars.

    - Jip.

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  2. I love ALL of these! :D thanks so much for sharing!

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  3. These are great! I've got a few mix and match sewing patterns but I'm yet to make anything from them.

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  4. I do like that black and white photograph.

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  5. Gosh I love the last one!!! That collar, gorgeous!!

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  6. Vintage playsuits never fail to inspire me, too, even though I know some styles (namely though that aren't midriff baring ;D) would look better on me than others.

    ♥ Jessica

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  7. I don't nearly have enough of these in my life... *sigh* All so adorable!

    xoxo
    -Janey
    atomicredhead.com

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  8. I absolutely love the sunsuits and playsuits! I also love the 'no navel can show' rule of that era. Don't you think that rule should come back?

    http://eviestearoom.blogspot.com/

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  9. I would wear all of these! This makes me want to take advantage of the little Summer that is left!

    x

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  10. I love illustrations from the first pamphlet! And I think all of them are adorable. Good luck!

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  11. I can't believe I don't have one of these in my life! Definitely making one for next year! Adore the illustrations, I'll never tire of seeing old drawings! XxxX http://thesecondhandrose.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. These vintage playsuits are incredible, look at that gorgeous high waisted short!

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  13. Hi your blog is so cute and inspiring :)
    Clo
    http://latelierdelachouette.blogspot.it/

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  14. What's happened to you?

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