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Tuesday, 27 December 2011

What to Wear?

It's not Christmas, not New Years Eve.
 It's the lull between celebrations and no reason to dress up.
So what to wear?
Its the lounge wear.
 You know what I'm talking about. You're at the Holiday house and you still want to be stylish just in case the paparazzi spot you.
I'm here to help you with ideas.

Simplicity 1168.
Excellent for the Beach House.
Versatile - beach wear or early evening to collect the groceries at the local General Store.

McCall 8413.
Summery, fresh, perfect for the Southern Hemisphere Xmas time.
Simplicity 7605.
Play suit and removable skirt.
Ideal for the neighbours BBQ !

Vogue Couturier Design 1865.
Loose fitting jumpsuit. A variation on the Caftan with a sleeveless design.
Best in the 1970s two tone fabric !
Simplicity 9370.
Very similar to the Vogue above.
Dress up with a wide belt.
Ideal in the floral, that way the paparazzi won't miss you in the garden.

I'm hoping the summer wax has been done for the short leg version.
Maybe just for the little Princess in your life.
Butterick 5133.
This is actually a Pajama for the ladies.
I'm not sure how its actually a PJ without the flannel pants.
However good for the popcorn, movie watching nights.

McCall 5140.
I love the artwork & colours in this cover.
Really feminine, but casual wear and I love the hats and gloves to accessorise.

Simplicity 1189.
I think the use of the satin in these garments is so luxurious and relaxing.
Also very 1930- 1940's.
Ideal for around the pool house !
Simplicity 1189.
A variation on the cover of the above pattern.

Butterick 7462.
So very 1960's. The quilted jacket with the Nehru collar and 3/4 pants.
Oh and wear the low heels to dress it up a little.

Vogue Couturier Design (Galitzine) 2731.
This is for you if you live at Palm Beach NSW.

A variation on the caftan with pants.
Bell sleeve and wide legs on the pants.
Put it on over the bikini after getting out of the pool with a headscarf, before being served cocktails.

Enjoy the recovery time between festivals. Now I have to look for something for the
NYE Party !

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