|Two ladies in the 1930s sporting their trousers.|
Although my true love is the 1910s, I've decided that I need to branch out into other decades of the 20th century. One of my sisters is always trying to talk me into wearing trousers more often, and I finally followed her advice and ordered the Smooth Sailing 1930s Sports Togs Pattern from the wonderful Wearing History site. This pattern is wonderful, as it includes a blouse, trousers and shorts.
What was thrilling to me was the simplicity & ease of the trousers pattern (I'm working on a blouse, but it's early days). I loved sewing them! And not only were they easy to make, but they are superbly comfortable as well!
|There is an option of adding a cuff at the bottom, but I decided on a plain hem.|
|Did I mention how comfy they are?|
I got out a vintage 1930s hat that I've had for ages, thinking it would be the perfect hat to go with these trousers. I am just realising, however, that although I got closeups in the hat, I don't have a full-view photo of the hat with the trousers. Silly me!
|I love these sunglasses too - they can sort-of work for 1920s-40s.|
I found out from my fried Sarah that these hats are very rare, and usually not found in good condition. I am lucky to have one!
|I tried to find pictures of hats that might be like mine. Look at those great beach pyjamas!|
|I love those sunglasses of Bette Davis's|
|Look at all those jolly trousers! Plus that yellow hat on the bottom could be like mine, as it has that under-the-chin strap.|
|The cool thing about the hat is that with a wee twist it folds up. So handy & easy to carry about!|