I made this skirt yesterday from the skirt of Simplicity 1788 and the blouse is New York 999. It’s strange that each piece is made from a vintage pattern but the outfit looks completely modern and somewhat boring. The only thing saving it is the pretty fabric of the skirt. I’ve tried it with the blouse tucked and untucked but I’m not really happy with either. I’ve been tossing around the idea of entering the patternreview.com Wardrobe Contest, but every time I try separates, I get disappointed. Is there a way to make this a more vintage look (don’t mention shoes, they are on the to-buy list already) or should I just stick with dresses? All the 30’s blouses I’ve tried look great with jeans and wide-legged trousers, but I can’t weat jeans in the summer.