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Fun in the Sun Outfit

Added Aug 3, 2011

by debilovessewing

Edinburgh, Unite...






Now for a fun summertime duo! I made this skirt out of a mid-1940’s pattern and the halter top from a 1950’s pattern (Simplicity 3879). I started the halter top when I first started sewing and it languished as an UFO for quite some time. I found the instructions to be a bit confusing. However, when I revisited it one year later it made perfect sense (probably because I had done quite a bit more sewing in that interval).

I made both the halter top and skirt from a cotton broadcloth fabric. I chose the fabric to match a pair of shoes and purse I had (from one of my favourite online companies Ness

My partner, David helped me make the matching belt from a scarf! I used a belt kit that I got from A Fashionable Stitch

I’ve been able to wear this outfit quite a bit in the past week or so with the amazing weather we are having in Scotland! YAY for sunshine!! :)





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    Aug 27, 2011, 05.55 PMby chula123

    Great outfit and perfect accessories with it. And this colour is just made for you ! You look fab in purple :-))

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    Aug 8, 2011, 01.09 PMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

    one of my all-time absolute debi FAVES! i looooove this color on you, girl.

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    Aug 4, 2011, 11.41 PMby sarh2379

    the colour looks great on you!

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      Aug 6, 2011, 10.20 AMby debilovessewing

      Thanks so much! It is one of my favourite colours!!

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    Aug 4, 2011, 04.35 PMby kittydarling

    This is beautiful! Great job and a lovely color on you!

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      Aug 6, 2011, 10.20 AMby debilovessewing

      Thank you so much! I really do love it!

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    Aug 4, 2011, 11.32 AMby Deborah Zimmerman

    Charming! Something about the 1940s styles is that it is alluring without showing too much. Those of us with larger “assets” appreciate a nice halter dress pattern that doesn’t show everything. Your interpretation of this dress is very pretty, and the accessories look great! Congratulations on a job well done!

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      Aug 6, 2011, 10.21 AMby debilovessewing

      Thank you so much! I agree that this is the perfect halter—flattering yet supportive as well! I can wear it to work under a jacket and also out on the town afterwards! 1940’s styles rock!!

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    Aug 4, 2011, 06.40 AMby monikapullerits

    Everything goes together very very well! Love the shoes-belt-purse combo! :) And pink lips ;)

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      Aug 6, 2011, 10.21 AMby debilovessewing

      Thanks :) I’m quite pleased with the matching belt!!

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    Aug 4, 2011, 03.36 AMby irmchen

    You really look fantastic. The matching accessoires are great – how did you make the shoes?

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      Aug 6, 2011, 10.22 AMby debilovessewing

      I didn’t make the shoes or purse…they are from my favourite company (Ness) but I did make the matching belt from a scarf they had in the same tartan line!

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    Aug 3, 2011, 11.05 PMby debilovessewing

    Thanks so much!!! I really love a good tartan :)

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    Aug 3, 2011, 10.12 PMby secondbedroom

    The plaid belt is charming on this dress. Lovely!

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