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Repurposed paisley 50s top by brocobelle

June 19, 2011
OK, my bust hasn’t measured 32″ (the size of this vintage 50s pattern) since circa 1972, but by using every scrap of width in this old shift dress I managed to adapt it to fit.  Paisleys have to be amongst my favourite textiles.  Below pics of the top pattern I used and the vintage shift dress I cut up to make my top. (More of my vintage fashion & textile musings on my brocobelle blog here)

  1. Hi Jen, OMG – great minds think alike and all that- I thought this textile was 60s, would be interested to know when you date it.

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