Here is the one from 1953 (and yes, I did sew every single piece of it!):
|Source: Vorbachs Neue Moden, Heft 5, 1953|
And here are my 10 pieces:
Since the one from 1953 was for Spring/Summer/Fall I decided to make mine a Fall/Winter/Spring version. Especially since - of course! - the first time I could have used mine was in winter and definitely too cold for the summery pieces. Just as in the vintage version I decided that it had to include the outer wear - a coat in this case. I also want my set to be as versatile as the original. It has to include an outfit for a concert/theater, as well as something for more sportive days, or a visit at my grandmas, a party or a city shopping spree... The possibilities were endless, but tricky non the less. I didn't want to go with boring basics - not in shapes, nor in colors. When I decided I wanted to use my stash as much as possible it got a little easier, as the color scheme was getting more limited this way. I was thankful not to have to make ALL the decisions!
I will use some commercial patterns, some vintage, and I will make the rest myself - so I guess this is only partly "design", the rest I'd call "styling". The dress is the only piece I am not sure about yet. I really want a dress that is suitable for frosty winter days. I often go to the theater, and it is always a problem to find an elegant outfit when it's freezing.
Do I hear you ask whether I made a little paper doll that can wear all these clothes? Why, yes, of course! I was having a bit too much fun with it, too. I will color the pieces one by one, whenever I have them finished, and let my little croquis present them to you. :-)
Here is my vintage version, all stitched up:
You can find more pictures at my BurdaStyle studio:
Part 1: Blouse and Skirt
Part 2: Vest and Sweater
Part 3: Blazer and Top
Part 4: Sundress (Skirt and Top are separate)
Part 5: Romper and Corsage Jacket
A few pieces of my modern version are actually already sewn, so this will continue soon...