The Return of Fun-Shus

by A.J.A.

in Vintage Sewing

 A little over a year ago, I posted here about some fabric and patterns I found thrifting. A few days ago, upon receipt of the final part I needed to get my lovely 221-1 Centennial Featherweight actually sewing, I decided to put that fabric to some good use. (Why can’t I un-bold this? Aw, that’s ok! It looks important this way!)

This is the pic I posted here in January of 2012, when I found three yards of this fab vintage Fun-Shus athletic themed cotton.

I chose to mate it with this pattern, thrifted within the last few months.

And, I made it up on this pretty, thrifted long distance, which hums like a bee. I acquired it last month, and I spent several hours bringing it back to life, as it was all but seized and missing a few parts.

And I came up with this…

Don’t fear the shoulder pad, my dears. And can I just say it? I love a wing-y collar. I do!
Innards. Collar and button placket interfaced with an old cotton bed sheet.
Edges serged. A fair amount of hand-stitching. Me-made shoulder pads using Casey’s tutorial.

I have a few more pics over at my blog, and the usual rambling that only sounds drunken. Stop by any time.

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PepperReed May 15, 2013 at 10:50 pm

Awesome Shirt; I love wing-y collars too! and WOW on getting your FW back in working order, I have a 15-91 that I found at an estate sale that is in beautiful shape inside and out and I just LOVE her.

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mariebayarea May 16, 2013 at 12:39 am

What a fun novelty print.

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Pimpinett May 16, 2013 at 3:42 am

YES to shoulder pads! They really finish the silhouette, 40′s and many 50′s styles never look right without them. It looks great on you.

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Inkdork May 16, 2013 at 4:51 pm

Such a cute print and a fun top! The shoulder pads really do make it look right. :)

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