random projects

by Archive from Blogger on October 11, 2010 · 4 comments

in Vintage Sewing

I haven’t posted here in ages! I haven’t documented much of my sewing in ages, except for quick snaps for Facebook…

This is Simplicity 3559, the modern reproduction of a 1960s pattern.

This is to wear a theme dress during a tour I’m giving. I was initially going to go with a solid fabric for something more subtle, but I fell in love with the Alexander Henry print.

This is an easy dirndl skirt from 1950s fabric.

I bought the fabric as a long, unsewn piece at my quilt guild’s flea market. While it was probably sold that as yardage originally, it had at some point in its life been turned into a skirt, as evidenced by the ghost marks of pleating. Someone took the skirt apart somewhere in time and I put it back together!

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A.J.A. October 11, 2010 at 1:46 pm

I love both! What character! Garments like these are exactly why I am learning to sew clothing.


Cecili October 11, 2010 at 2:08 pm

Nice fabrics! The dress seems really cool.


KhristieB October 12, 2010 at 1:45 am

I love the poppy fabric as well, and have made a super full skirted dress with mine. Very spring.


Sarah Elaine October 12, 2010 at 7:03 am

the skirt fabric is wonderful! Great find


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