Monday, February 28, 2011

Resort Fashions III

It's my final week of resort fashions, and it has been fun! Coming up this week are some gorgeous halter and bra tops, swim suits, sundresses, summer ensembles, and more. I think the most interesting part of swimwear fashion is the evolution of the beach coat. In the 40s and 50s the beach coat was a must. In the 60s this gradually became the beach shirt. Eventually it simply became a beach wrap or no wrap at all but a towel. Here is a sneak peek for this week. Next week's theme: housecoats!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Resort Fashions II

It has been fun this past week to see the response to the resort fashion listings. Two fabulous 40s swimsuits flew off the shelf, with playsuits an excellent second. Here is one swimsuit from 1942 that sold quickly and featured a rather sophisticated, jaunty beach coat:

If you love vintage swimsuits, you might want to check out a great blog on vintage swimwear, Glamoursplash: Be sure to look at a couple of her posts that focus on 1940s swimwear: swimwear through ages -1940s and 1940s swimwear fashions, which has a great film clip of models in swimwear, featuring that most popular style, the sarong two-piece swimsuit.

This week my shop continues the resort fashion theme, with new listings for swimwear, playsuits, and more. Here is a sneak peek at some items to come (no reserve requests, please, until after posted):

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Resort Fashions

I don't know about you, but in the dreary days of winter I long for sun and the feeling of a warm breeze on my skin. What a perfect time to look at summer fashion! Inspired by a Life magazine January 1947 issue which featured resort fashions, I have decided to make my first theme Resort Fashions. This means that for the next few weeks I will be posting a number of patterns for wearing at sunny resorts, including swimsuits, beach coats, beach cover-ups, playsuits, patio dresses, and so on. I will be covering as full a span of decades as possible, from the 30s or 40s and on, and for the whole family. Summer, here we come! ;D

A peek of patterns to come:

Simplicity 1302

 Advance 8311

Simplicity 2532

Simplicity 3250

Simplicity 3960

 Simplicity 7107

 Simplicity 8480