I know that I originally planned on making shorts from this green linen cotton but I really have not been wanting to wear shorts lately. Or make muslins and refit my shorts patterns. So a skirt it was.
I used Wearing History's Sailor Playsuit skirt pattern. It's pretty easy to remove the button placket. The center front is clearly marked on the pattern. You just need to add a seam allowance to that line or put the center front on the fold. I opted for a seam down the front of my skirt just for a better fabric layout.
I do already have a green skirt almost this exact shade but it has an anchor motif on it. I love a good novelty bit especially since it's nautical but not sure I can handle nautical and music novelty prints together.
And this color green matches the green music notes perfectly! I guess I could have gone with pink too but I'm not too much of a pink person.
And I decided to try something a bit different with my hair this time. I did a bunch of dry pin curls for the front section and threw the rest of it back in a snood.
It does take a bit of practice and trial and error to figure out the pin curl placement. Placement isn't as easy as for victory rolls where you have one on each side. I also have thin, short hair so there's not much volume.
If you have longer or thicker hair, your curls will be bigger. Also, your snood will be fuller. Ah, the pain of having a flat, empty snood!
This outfit was so comfy if a bit wrinkly. That's linen and cotton for you. The Normal Jean blouse did much better in the wrinkle department. I also love that it's long enough that I don't have to worry about it untucking all day long.
You can still get this blouse on the Wearing History website. (And Pssst! It's on sale right now!) And Lauren is also offering this print on a yummy rayon challis for all of you seamstresses out there. It's not the same fabric the blouse is made out of but rayon is just fabulous for so many 40s looks!
I'm so happy now that I can wear this blouse all the time this summer!