Vintage Sewing

my introductory post

March 10, 2008
I know there has been a whole slew of new posters here recently, and I’m another one!

I have been a long time lurker on this blog, but being blogless I hadn’t thought of joining myself but now I have a blog and here I am.

I sew nearly all of my clothes, a mix of modern and vintage patterns, using new and thrifted fabrics, so there’s a bit of everything. My favourite eras are the 1960s and 1970s, with Samantha from Bewitched and Jackie O being my inspiration.
To celebrate my joining this group (my husband found my excitement rather funny), I whipped up a skirt using a 1960s Simplicity pattern, in a black and white houndstooth check with a fine yellow line through it that I bought last year in an op shop, so I have no idea of the vintage of the fabric. It’s a relatively straight forward pattern, with faux pockets (just the flaps) and a front split. I deviated from the pattern by using an invisible zipper and lining the skirt in a funky bright yellow acetate, but apart from that it’s pretty dedicated to the pattern:

I’m looking forward to contributing much more here on this blog, but please come and visit me at my blog http://www.loweryourpresserfoot.blogspot.com/ to read my ramblings on sewing, refashioning and op shopping (that’s Aussie for thrifting)

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