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 to read my ramblings on sewing, refashioning and op shopping (that’s Aussie for thrifting)

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