But that does not mean I don't think about it!
I suddenly realized that the deadline for the Spring for Cotton sewalong is just a couple of weeks away, and I best get sewing that final Ceylon dress. I feel it will be fine, I have had two test runs already and don't think there will be any unforseen problems with that one.
Lately, I have been thinking alot about suits. I think it was Lauriana, at Petit Main Sauvage, that awoke my interest initially with this image of a fabulous ensemble from the fifties.
I was also watching Foyle's war over easter, and I always get 40s fashion urges after seeing it.
So I went searching online for some more inspiration. And there's lots!!
This first image is rather an iconic one and turns up "everywhere" 1940s fashion is discussed. Four lovely stylish ladies walking down the street, turning heads no doubt. I especially like the jacket on the far right, with the belted waist, the sharp lapels and two tone collar. The short sleeved bolero jacket is lovely too, and the dress underneat has some beautiful underbust gathers and just a great slim silhouette.
There seemed to be a great variety of lapel shapes and detailing like gathers, pintucks and different pocket flaps and buttoning. Some were heavier, more utilitarian pieces, while others were more dressy, made of lighter fabrics. More suitable for a night out dancing, than running errands.
(All following photos belongs to http://www.osfcostumerentals.org/)
|Nice rounded lapels, and padded shoulders|
that put emphasis on the small waist.
|Plenty of buttons and a lovely neckline.|
|I think this is my favorite lapel shape.|
This suit has a distinct military flavor to it.
|Lots of interesting details, and a rather unusual color.|
I wonder if it is a faux belt, sewn onto the jacket
and not actually closing at the front.
|Just a fabulous chic jacket.|
It looks to be very well made.
Allthough it has padded shoulders, it is not the typical sharp 40s shape.
The three following pieces are your more dressy ones. The cream bolero suit is gorgeous with its trumpet sleeves and clean lines. The grey one has a wonderful drape at the waist, and the light blue one has dramatic shoulders and an interesting darted neckline. The embroidery is stunning.
|I love the color on this one.|
The belted waist looks wonderful and the jacket has
pintucked shoulders and waist that create fullness at the bust.
I would really like to make a suit for myself. Or maybe two! There are so many lovely options. Womens two piece suits makes for a very put together look, and I think they have many uses. Dressed up or down with accessories, a plain suit is very versatile. I also feel I am that "grown up" now that I could use a suit or two! I couldn't find a picture, but I envision a short sleeved plaid version for summer in a linen blend perhaps?
What about you? Could you see yourself in a suit? Or do you regularly rock one?