As you may have guessed this week we are going to take a look at the glamorous 1950’s patterns from Sew Chic and see which ones will fit my triangle or pear body shape. I wanted to mention one other thing about Sew Chic and Laura Nash (the designer). She gives great fit tips on her website. These body hugging clothes deserve a good fitting to truly show their design.

What works for triangles? The starter skirt if worn with the right top could be a good choice because the hemline is more flared than the hips and it is fitted in the hips and waist with a wide belt to emphasize your waist. The length is a little long to be flattering on most people. Mid knee is typically most flattering.

The phantom jacket also has possibilities since it hits below the hip line. Making it in a matching or lighter color than what you are wearing below will make it most flattering.

The spin skirt (without the ribbon at the hip line) is also a good choice for a skirt. A small print on the skirt would be a good fabric choice. A fitted top in a lighter color with some detail at the neckline would be lovely. You also should avoid the ruffled version.

Beatrice pocket dress also works because of the defined waist and the curved line on the pockets and where they are set. The neckline draws attention up to and frames your beautiful face. The Victory jacket is a bolero style jacket that would look great over a long sleeve white shirt and jeans or a form fitting sheath dress.

The Ginseng dress with a sashed waist and open neckline also frames the face and brings the focal point up. I would bring the hemline up to the knee for myself. The beautiful Averly dress has a little more detail up top and a defined waist. Another good triangle choice in the vintage line up.


Which of these beautiful garments would you add to your wardrobe?



Not sure what your body type is or how to dress so that you look your absolute best?