My mother did when she was 18 years old!
I got a call from my Grandmother in England a few weeks ago, telling me she’d found this outfit (it’s actually two pieces, a vest jacket thing and a high waisted skirt), which evidently belonged to my mother when she was younger. It had virtually never been worn and she asked me what my waist size was. To our delight it was exactly the same as my mother’s was then! She asked me if I wanted it, and naturally I said yes! I only had her vague description of it and had no idea what I was getting. And this is what showed up in the mail:
When I showed these pictures to my mother, she immediately identified it as an outfit she had made when she was 18 years old. It’s beautifully made and a nearly perfect fit.
So perhaps it’s not retro sewing – but it’s legit 1970’s vintage sewing done by the very woman who taught me to sew 🙂 How cool is that?