Violetta, my, dressed in her costume de bain, is ready for summer “fun in the sun” at the beach.
Her bathing suit is made from a 1930s apron. The vintage print fabric and orange binding has been joined by some new 1930s reproduction fabric for the head scarf, since my vintage stash refused to give up any suitable matching fabric. The outfit is 100% hand sewn, except for the topstitching on the bias binding.
According to the pattern, ifbalked at her head scarf thinking they looked like donkey ears, the young Suzette was instructed to tell her they were rabbit ears instead, so that Bleuette would be happy again!
Her sandals “for walking on the sand” are made from the 1932 Pour Marcher sur le Sable pattern. An old kid glove supplied the navy blue leather.