Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Peasant Chic: Yea or Nay?
Readers, I've fallen hard for this pattern. Isn't it so perfect? I've never been into boho chic, but this pattern perfectly mixes a 40s-style peasant blouse with the sleekness of a 50s fitted bodice. The use of contrasting fabrics is divine. And two skirt options! I especially like the wiggly one. No surprise there, I guess.
Unfortunately, I could only find it in a Bust 32" (and for $75, sigh). But it seems like it would be simple enough to drape the bottom half and combine it with a peasant blouse pattern on top, don't you think?
Vogue 8728, a recent 40s reissue that has similar styling in the bodice, minus the puff sleeves. It would be fun to mix and match with different fabrics and skirt styles.