Bleuette ~ 1927 Costume de Bain

Violetta, my Bleuette, 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, if Bleuette balked 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.

Left: 1927 Costume de Bain    Right: La Semaine de Suzette ~ 1927 Costume de Bain    Bottom Right: La Semaine de Suzette ~ 1932 Pour Marcher sur le Sable
Bleuette ~ 1927 Costume de Bain1927 Costume de Bain1932 Pour Marcher sur le Sable

Top: Head Scarf    Center: Shoulder and Hem Detail    Bottom: 1932 Pour Marcher sur le Sable ~ Sandals
Bleuette ~ 1927 Costume de Bain

Bleuette ~ 1927 Costume de Bain

Bleuette ~ 1927 Costume de Bain

1932 Pour Marcher sur le Sable

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2 Responses to “Bleuette ~ 1927 Costume de Bain”

  1. Barbara cole August 18, 2009 at 12:19 PM #

    I am a new Bleuette collector. WoW! The fashions are beautiful.

  2. dolliesdressmaker August 19, 2009 at 12:30 PM #

    Welcome to the wonderful world of Bleuette, Barbara! If you sew for your dolls, there is no shortage of pattens to choose from!

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