High square necklines are easy to do for a vintage look.I'll show you how.New Look 6000 has a wide round neckline. I've extended the shoulder seam in by 1.5cm and pinned the square on an angle so it covers my bra straps.I've used full lining in the animal print for this dress. What you see … Continue reading Vintage square neckline
Nothing to wear. Hardly. But what do you wear to a vintage show?Yes, I bought fabric and buttons.Sewhopefull made a gorgeous shirtmaker dress version from this fabric too. She has classic styling taste. I thought I bought this from Pitt Trading but Sylvia who was at the vintage fair said it wasn't one of hers. … Continue reading Vintage military – New Look 6214
This Butterick 3833 dress style was one I bought while managing the PR Vintage contest. The participants were very vintage inspired and knew their stuff so I did buy a couple of patterns.The dress below is made of a Cue remnant fabric from Pitt Trading. The bodice is interfaced because the fabric needed more body to … Continue reading Vintage in development
This 1966 dress is made from a slippery apple green fabric from the remnant bin at Pitt Trading. Pitt Trading had a $20 garbage remnant fabric bin bag sale earlier this year and this fabric was one of the pieces from this sale so I thought this would be useful evening fabric to test out.I don't use silky fabric … Continue reading Vintage ‘apple’ – Simplicity 6870
The changes from the first halter dress were made to this version. Basically all the adjustments made to cater for my size were removed. Maybe a refresher Maths class might help me...This fabric was meant for weekend pants but I thought the plaid lines would be better used (less blocky) for this dress. In reality, … Continue reading Vintage halter #2
Happy St Patricks Day. This was my first run at getting this vintage pattern to work. 1974 doesn't seem that long ago... On paper I added room for my bust and waist. Once I made this test dress, I removed the added width. What will remain is the extra length in the bust area for my … Continue reading Vintage update – Style 4859
Vintage is something that lots of you are great at and I've done nil vintage and I have no vintage knowledge.You may have noticed in PR I'm managing the Vintage Contest this month. I did a bit of research and there's lots of vintage info around and so many wonderful vintage sewers who really know their stuff. Locally … Continue reading Vintage!