Recreate this Look: 1930’s Plaid Skirt with Sweater

1930's look

Today’s post was probably one of the most fun things I have done in a while!  While researching and thinking about what to post for today, I began browsing through a bunch of photographs and articles on fashion.  And then I came across this lovely photo:


I instantly fell in love and wonder how I could recreate this look on my own.  Well….then I remembered Polyvore and my little heart just about exploded out of my chest.  Polyvore, if you don’t know, is an online tool that allows you to search a practically unlimited amount of clothes, shoes, accessories….and create your own specialized look.  Then it saves all the items you used along with the store websites and prices.  I haven’t used Polyvore in forever, and decided to create a new account just for this blog!

So after the funnest and fastest hour of my life, I created this version of the above look but with a modern twist!


Too cute!

While, I have to admit the sweater is waaay out of my price range, many of the other items are quite affordable!  To see the breakdown, click HERE.

One could even sew a skirt just like the original using this pattern:


Pattern from Past Patterns

For a different look, use this fabric for the skirt and adjust your accessories to highlight the soft cornflower blue.  Stunning!


To purchase fabric, click HERE               


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