A casual 1920s pink and cream-colored art silk outfit.
I’ve used cream-colored viscose/ rayon knit fabric with a silky sheen for the sweater blouse, and pink silky viscose fabric for the skirt, scarf, and belt. Both types of fabrics were used in the 1920s as replacement for the expensive silk.
The outfit is so comfortable to wear on a hot summer day. 🙂
As usual, I drafted the patterns myself. The outfit is based on this 1928 pretty blouse skirt outfit (in the middle of the page). And here‘s a very similar dress at a picnic. And a silky rose-colored skirt with a powder pink blouse.
The skirt pattern is based on this 1920s photograph.
My skirt has pleats in front as the skirt in the photgraph. It also seems to be a very similar fabric, either a thin silk or artificial silk fabric.
The scarf is made with pieces of the pink rayon fabric joined with fagoting. Fagoting or fagotting was used in the 1920s as a lace-like trim.
‘To be really smart a scarf must be more than a strip of silk – it must have some note of interest in the way it is made’ (source).
And this is a great way to use scraps of fabric. 😉
The outfit can also be worn with a belt tied at the hip …
… or the waist.
I’m also wearing a 1920s satin slip underneath as the skirt fabric is slightly sheer.