May - June 2012

1919-20 Black and White Ensemble

A good pattern deserves to be made more than once, and this is true of Decades of Style's 1920 Blouse and Skirt. I already had a length of black portofino linen. This was paired with a bit of cotton lawn. The print seemed to have a 1920s feel. The straw hat was also in my stash. It had a pretty weave and was suitable for modifying.

One of the few things that distinguishes this from the orange wool version is the skirt is unlined, sewn with french seams, and has a hem facing. Even the ebay shoes are a black suede version of the first pair I found. The foundations are fairly simple: modern bra, flesh colored camisole and slip, and seamed hose from Fredericks of Hollywood. I took a few pictures with the blouse tucked in and a few with it out. I think it works both ways.

Aaron's photos are always great, but these taken at the Oakland Rose Garden in May were especially lovely.