1920s Casual Blouse Skirt Outfit

1920s Casual Blouse Skirt Outfit

My 1920s casual pink and cream outfit is so comfortable to wear on a hot summer day! 😀

1920s casual wear

The outfit is inspired by 1920s sportswear and 1920s casual wear.

1920s sportive dress

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.

1920s viscose rayon dress

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.

1920s pink cream white sweater blouse skirt outfit

The skirt is based on this 1920s photograph.

1920s pink viscose rayon pleated skirt

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.

1920s scarf dress

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.

1920s silk scarf with fagoting/ fagotting

‘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! 😉

1920s blouse skirt

The outfit can also be worn with a belt tied at the hip …

1920s sweater skirt cloche hat

… 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.

17 thoughts on “1920s Casual Blouse Skirt Outfit

  1. This is so cute and retro. Love the cream and bright pink on you and such a cute cloche hat!

    I run a style linkup on Thursdays. Welcome by and join it with your cute style. Thanks, Ada. =)

  2. Wow is what I have to say! This looks awesome and you did such a great job. I really want to learn to sew. It is one of my summer goals is to start back simple sewing projects. So happy to find your lovely blog at home sweet homes linky. I will be following you now! 🙂

  3. This is such a lovely outfit. I love how it is of the era but still very wearable today. It looks like a vintage outfit rather than fancy dress.

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