Style Patterns from 1980s are marked up well as I found with this wrap dress. This pattern came from a friend's Mum's stash who was downsizing her home at the time. I count this as one of my 2016 Vintage Pattern Pledge projects.The seam allowances are marked on each pattern piece - no need to check the … Continue reading Gift wrapped
In honour of the fabulous Ann (note the mickey mouse straw hat), I've created this little wrap and it's now my summer bathrobe because it's sheer and breezy. Where's the dry martini on the tropical resort when you need one?Butterick 4699 (vintage) was in the pattern pyramid pile that I received last year, and I passed it … Continue reading Vintage jungle wrap – Butterick 4699
That's how I feel in this 1960's Butterick 3833 dress using Cue remnant fabric from Pitt Trading.I love that all the pieces have come together with some very determined hand stitching: hem, bodice, buttons and hooks. These gloves (Carol's suggestion) are long but I've kept them short for these pictures. I'm not sure what the … Continue reading 1960s debut.
This time my maths has improved with this dress. The fabric was from someone's stash as I bought it from Pitt Trading's ex-personal stash and it has 70s feel to it. I originally thought this fabric could be jacket worthy but it's worked well for this shift dress. I extended the a-line hem by 5" or … Continue reading Vintage update – Simplicity 8914