My personal view of 50’s fashion consists of girls with curly hair wearing mid-calf length skirts that come out from the waist in a full circle. She would also wear a fitted blouse tucked into the skirt with some pretty heels to match. I once watched a film called Walk the Line in which the girl wore these amazingly full skirts, just like I’ve described above. That set my picture of 50’s fashion firmly in my mind. What I was most impressed with however, was that she wore them everyday. If she went to the local store, or even fishing, I almost wish we all dressed like that everyday of our lives. Maybe there’s something inside of every girl that just loves the feeling of dressing up!
Do you like the new look of Creative Touch? My amazingly adept brother designed the header on Photoshop and also helped me choose the background image. By now, I guess all of you know of my lean towards the 50’s fashion, so I just had to incorporate that in the look on this blog. Oh, and those dresses are also a part of my 50’s fashion image. I absolutely LOVE them!
Now, getting to this outfit. I have tried to, in my own way, create a 50’s outfit out of the clothes that I have available. I have yet to make one of those full circle skirts, but it is on the list. In the meantime, I took a pattern off a lovely pleated skirt that is featured here, and with my mum’s help, I sewed this pretty floral pleated skirt and added some lovely lace from my stash as an edging to the hem. I was not sure what to pair with this, but decided on a nice white blouse tucked into the top of the skirt. Because the skirt has a rather busy pattern, I thought the plain colour looked nice. I have also worn this skirt with a nice lace singlet (featured here) which passed rather nicely as well. There are many options to choose with a skirt like this, so, I encourage you amateur sewers, like me, to have a go. It is such a satisfying feeling once you’ve finished your project.
Enjoy this last outfit of the fashion photo shoot!
We hope to bring you another one soon, but in the meantime, Lydia and I have been discussing doing a makeup tutorial and a hair tutorial, would you be interested? That may occur this weekend, so stay tuned…
P.S. Aren’t the locations great?
Photographer and editor – Rhesa
Makeup – Lydia
Stylist and Model – Esther