My latest make is another project which used vintage cotton- I love working with vintage fabrics more than I like working with vintage patterns, couldn’t tell you why, exactly.
So, anyway, I found this fabric in my local vintage clothes shop which has a secret room full of old linens, notions and other awesome stuff! It was about 2.5m of fabric, and only 30″ wide. I almost literally snatched it up, not that anyone else was in the room for competition, but for £5, I had to have it!
I didn’t have set plans for the fabric when I got it, so saved it until inspiration struck. When I ordered the Airelle Blouse, by Deer and Doe, I had found the perfect project for the fabric and set to work as soon as the pattern arrived. It makes the perfect match and I really enjoyed making this top. I had no issues with the construction, and the fabric was a dream to work with. The result is a top I really love, which I’m pleased about as I fear wasting lovely vintage fabrics. I’ve owned the finished top for about a week, and have worn it three times already!
For more information and a couple more photos, check out my blog- thedressmakingdiaries.blogspot.com