1953

I recently made B5708 with a lovely floral fabric that my boyfriend gave me before he went off to school. I fought with this dress to get it how it is but I am so happy with it. If you would like to know more, you can check out the full post on my brand new blog(!) rosiesews.weebly.com

1953 carnation bodice

1950′s blouse and capri pants – Butterick 5895

I'm so happy with how these fit :-) I read on various posts that this pattern has a lot of ease.  I made them as to my measurements on the pattern envelope but did take the side seams in quite a bit.  I've used stretch denim so this may be different with unstretchy fabric.  I chose to use an invisible zip on the back seam so everything is nice and smooth.

Butterick B5895 capri pants. I’m so happy with how these fit :-)
I read on various posts that this pattern has a lot of ease. I made them as to my measurements on the pattern envelope but did take the side seams in quite a bit. I’ve used stretch denim so this may be different with unstretchy fabric. I chose to use an invisible zip on the back seam so everything is nice and smooth.

This is my 'umbrella's' blouse.  I used my Enid Gilchrist book again to draft this pattern. A simple blouse to make and even easier with the grown on kimono sleeves.

This is my ‘umbrella’s’ blouse. I used my Enid Gilchrist book again to draft this pattern.
A simple blouse to make and even easier with the grown on kimono sleeves.

This is the pattern for my blouse.  I love this book as there are lots of variations and the patterns are simple to draw out and make. Enid Gilchrist - Women and Teenagers.

This is the pattern for my blouse. I love this book as there are lots of variations and the patterns are simple to draw out and make.
Enid Gilchrist – Women and Teenagers.

These are made using Butterick B5895. I used black and white gingham to line the pockets to avoid bulk and because they look nice!

These are made using Butterick B5895.
I used black and white gingham to line the pockets to avoid bulk and because they look nice!

 

As the capri pants have turn ups I chose to hide the seam edges with some strips of micro gingham in my stash.  I think this gives a little extra detail and keeps it all looking tidy.

As the capri pants have turn ups I chose to hide the seam edges with some strips of micro gingham in my stash. I think this gives a little extra detail and keeps it all looking tidy.

 

 

 

 

• 1950s Polka Dot Dress •

I just made my first polka dot dress ever!! I love it, and it is very comfortable. I used Vogue V9000, making only a few alterations. This was a very easy pattern to sew up – I highly recommend it!!

Stop by my blog for more pictures and details! :-)

 

 

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