Monday, 4 July 2011

Great-mother's blouse and a sporty outfit




Outfit:

 Linen blouse, homespun, woven, sewn and embroidered by my great-mother in 1910's (the purpose of this post was to show this off);

miniature ceramic jugs from a shop in Budapest, worn as pendants;

not worn here, but pictured with the jugs there is a woven belt, part of the Romanian traditional folk costume and which I intend to pair with these trousers in a future ensemble;

LK Bennett linen trousers, just acquired on ebay where they were advertised as a 30's "Follow the Fleet" style - I don't know about that but I was disappointed with both the cut and the fit; after having taken them in a little bit at the waist and the back (and employing my poor hand sewing skills in the process) they do seem to work; for the future though I simply have to have something wider...

Primark navy tennis shoes, I have them in 3 colors and will go back for a forth, they are that comfortable. 

Finally, you wouldn't tell, but I made an effort with the hair - it did in fact look lovely, shame I can't prove it.













12 comments:

  1. beautiful the embroidered blouse, and is also a nice memory
    =)

    Debora

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  2. Your hair looks lovely, and those trousers are sweet.

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  3. outstanding blouse...so nice that you are wearing and using it. GG would be proud.

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  4. that blouse is an amazing piece to have! It looks beautiful. I think the trousers work really well considering they're modern! The high waist looks great. From what I can see of your hair, it looks gorgeous.

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  5. what a special blouse! I think the trousers are cute! They also have a 30s vibe to them with the high waist...though earlier styles (like beach j bottoms and what not) were often cuffless and fastened at side waist rather than having a zip fly front? Is that what you're hesitating about when you mention "style" and "cut"? Whatever...it's a cute look! You're lucky to have the long slender physique to pull this off!

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  6. Thank you all. The trousers, while having a wide leg - at least the modern interpretation of it - are straight cut rather than having the width and sheer amount of fabric of the 30's beach pyjamas. In fact, they have more of a 40's shape to them if anything, and with that thought I decided to make the wide cuffs myself to balance out the width at the hips. I know it's not apparent in these pics but they make me look rather wide in the hip region. As for the front zip, I HATE IT! It's one of those things that cause me a perennial state of irritation :) Anyway, my wardrobe is rather low in trousers, and I think they'll do. n the meantime I've arranged to have some repro stuff done so I am hoping for more success there.

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  7. That's so lovely! It suits you beautifully!

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  8. Oh my, what a delightful blouse! Beautiful work by your Great-mother. And how funny that we've both been posting peasant blouse outfits :)

    xx Charlotte
    Tuppence Ha'penny Vintage

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  9. Thanks, Charlotte. As for the peasant blouses/outfits, a lot of people people share an interest with them, in my case even more so as they are part of my cultural heritage. I have another blouse to show in a future post, and this is part of a folk costume that I've posted about last year:
    http://acatamongthepigeons.blogspot.com/2010/08/maria-tanase-uhai-bade.html#comments

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  10. Wauw, I énvy that outfit!!!

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  11. The blouse is oh-so divine! I am envious of your amazing high waist trousers too!

    x
    Lost in the Haze

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  12. There is a pair of the same trousers on ebay right now, going for very little.

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