Monday, February 15, 2016

Scraps from the Past: Playwear in Stripes

The pattern: Simplicity 2444, 1940s

Now is the time we start thinking seriously of summer and great vintage summer fashion. This pattern is the perfect ensemble for a summer day of outdoor play - a picnic, a day in the park or at the beach. The skirt wraps around the step-in playsuit - it's great 40s style!

The scrap: This red-and-white striped piece of fabric was the collar piece, and was tucked in the pattern envelope. This piece of soft cotton looks like it would make a fresh and comfortable ensemble for summer sport and play. Although can you picture the entire outfit in red-and-white stripes? Perhaps this was a contrast fabric piece?


  1. Actually, I wouldn't be surprised if the original owner of the pattern had created the outfit using the red/white pinstripe. Here's a vintage photo I found pinned: The girl second from right is wearing a pinstripe romper somewhat similar...

    1. I agree, Lady Runa. Thanks for the link - the pinstripes do work!