When I got invited to be part of this series, I knew my Vintage May look would be a boy look. And I had other plans for this, but then I also had some stuff I was working on for my summer collection, and finally it occurred to me that instead of stressing myself out, I should incorporate one of my patterns into my look. So today you get a sneak peek at my Big Island Board Shorts Sewing Pattern,
which will be released later this month. which you can purchase using the Buy Button below.
I wanted this whole look to be reminiscent of vintage surf and travel posters – I love those! I looked through several before using this fabric I picked up in Hawaii last summer to make the Hawaiian shirt.
So it’s not vintage fabric, but I think it definitely has a vintage vibe. I did use a sort of vintage (late 1970s, anyway) pattern as the basis for the shirt – got this one from my mom.
I’m pretty sure there’s a photo somewhere with my brothers in matching shirts my mom made from this pattern. And I might be wearing a lace collared dress. Allegedly.
Anyway, between the Hawaiian shirt, the orange board shorts with the bias trim, and the processing on the photos, I think I got a vintage vibe going here, perfect for running on the beach…
Striking a pose…
Or watching the waves.