Simplicity Weekender Debut

by puu

in 1950s


Pattern Description:
weekender set consisting of shorts, wiggle skirt, strappy top and button-down blouse.

Pattern Sizing:
size 32B

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
absolutely. it was perfect.

Were the instructions easy to follow?
pattern dated from the 1950s to the instructions were sparse and occasionally not as clear as i would hope (particularly on the walking vent for the wiggle skirt!) but i muddled through with a result i love.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
great, easy summer inspiration and came together very quickly once i sat and focused on it. i liked the idea of a set that could be mixed and matched.

Fabric Used:
green and red “target” bottomweight cotton/poly from joann’s. three different shirting cottons from NY Elegant Fabric to make the tops.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
none worth mentioning.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
i absolutely see myself throwing together another set if the right color scheme pops into my head.

Conclusion:
i thought the 50s-style shorts, with the high waist and darted fronts and back zip, would be awkward but it was comfortable and, i daresay, rather flattering. i loved the little tops and made three of them to go with a green set (skirt/shorts) and a red set (skirt/shorts from 1953 vogue 7967, not pictured here) so that i would have a mini wardrobe.

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Maggie July 27, 2010 at 6:32 pm

I love these weekender patterns. Your outfits sound fun. Do you have any more pictures?

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Lizzy July 28, 2010 at 11:55 am

Very nice outfit!! I love the pattern, I would like to see the other tops, can you post a link to your blog?

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