My 1920s casual pink and cream outfit is so comfortable to wear on a hot summer day! 😀
I used cream-colored viscose rayon knit fabric with a silky sheen for the sweater blouse, and pink silky viscose rayon fabric for the skirt, scarf and belt. Both types of fabrics were used in the 1920s as replacement for expensive silk fabric.
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 is based on this 1920s photograph.
My skirt has pleats in front like the skirt in the photograph. 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 which are joined together with fagoting. Fagoting or fagotting was used in the 1920s as 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’ (1920s source).
And this is a great way to use up fabric scraps! 😉
The outfit can also be worn with a belt tied at the hip …
… or the waist.
I’m wearing the outfit with a white cotton cloche hat, and a 1920s white satin slip underneath because the skirt fabric is slightly sheer.