More sweet baby clothes from Simplicity 1443

by Debbie

in 1950s,Children,Dresses,Jumpers / Pinafores,Kids,Rompers / Playsuits,Vintage Sewing

I posted the sunsuits I made from this pattern a while back.  It’s been too long since I made a new vintage style, but this week I finally put together this little pinafore dress.

I love the little cap sleeves.  It took me quite a few tries to figure out how to bind the edges.  Worth it in the end, as shown below.  I adjusted this pattern so it has an adjustable neckline.  It is a layette item and will fit at least as small as 3 months, if not younger.  I tried it on a six month baby and then just for fun on the three year old sister.  It was really cute on both.  As the child grows the neckline expands and the dress becomes a top to wear with shorts.  So sweet!

I’m not really sure about the back ties.  The original calls for bias tape.  I do not like the ribbon that is currently sold, but I liked the lighter weight of it.  I ended up with these self fabric ties, something like the bias called for, but wider.  Not sure how I will do the next one.

And finally, another boy sunsuit.

 

 

 

 

 

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I am a 50s baby and my early memories include ironing day. I love the smell of hot cotton and linen! Mamma and Grandma always sewed and ironed together, and I learned to do both while I was young. I recently started sewing baby clothes and many people commented how 'old fashioned" or vintage or retro they looked. I did not see it, but I was using patterns from the 70s as well as re-issued 50s looks. Then I started collecting vintage patterns and making the look more deliberate. I am still experimenting and trying options. The most important is that the clothes be comfy and easy to use.

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Anna | Mormor hade stil August 21, 2012 at 2:30 pm

They’re both adorable! I love the idea of how long the pinafore can be used.

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Evie August 21, 2012 at 4:08 pm

These are ridiculously cute; the sailboat sunsuit in particular!

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Marie August 22, 2012 at 3:51 am

These are so adorable!!!

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Spikklubba August 22, 2012 at 9:17 am

Oh, so cute!

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Lizzy August 22, 2012 at 10:58 am

Ohh!!! very cute!! love them!

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