Vintage Sewing

Hi Retro Sewers!

October 20, 2009

Hi, my name’s Zoe. I’m an English girl who is living in Barcelona, Spain. I am OBSESSED with sewing, and do so almost everyday. I have stalked this site for literally YEARS, but I have finally got round to joining. I was kind of biding my time as my sewing projects don’t tend to be overtly retro, but a recent success with a vintage pattern, and being fortunate enough to win two more from the latest Hem Line giveaway, I relised now was the time to strike!

So, if you’ll indulge me, let me introduce you to my recent vintage pattern success:

The pattern is Simplicity 8271, which was published in 1977. I followed the instructions pretty much to the letter (a rarity for me, as I often tend to deviate and free-style!) and aside from way more hand stitching and basting than I’m used to, it came together very easily.

I added the strip of gingham bias to make the top a little more feminine, and I’m super-happy with the results. I’m very tempted to try a shower-proof version like the yellow top on the pattern illustration. For more on this project and my other creations, inspirations and musing, check my blog.
Thanks Sewers for all the inspiration you have provided me since I discovered Sew Retro, I hope I am able to send some inspiration out there in return! Happy sewing!

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