Modern Vintage

by Mkonieczki on May 15, 2013 · 5 comments

in Vintage Sewing

Hello Happy Sewers! I’m here today with my Chardon skirt, a contemporary pattern, made using vintage fabric and trim. I estimate both the fabric and the trim to date from the late 1960′s/early 1970′s.

This was my first experiment with attaching a trimmed border to fabric. I stitched inside the perimeter of the bottom and used a straight line of stitching towards the top. I have no idea whether this is an acceptable means of securing trim, but it gets the job done. Do you have experience with trims? What is your preferred method for applying it? I’d love to hear your suggestions. There are more pictures and details on my blog. See you soon!





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Karen May 15, 2013 at 11:26 am

Holy cow! I have yards and yards of that fabric that we inherited from grandma! Now I know it is for more than curtains…


Mkonieczki May 15, 2013 at 11:30 am

HOW FUNNY! I’m sure it would make lovely curtains, but I hope you can find another use for it!


Katherine May 15, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Just noticed you’re a reader’s choice finalist in the Colette Patterns Laurel Contest. Congrats and good luck!


Michelle May 15, 2013 at 3:06 pm

Thank You! I’m very excited! There are so many gorgeous versions in the Flickr group, I can hardly believe it!


mariebayarea May 16, 2013 at 12:48 am

Cute skirt


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