A few weeks ago I made this white gypsy top… I had been wanting one for agessssssss and have always loved them!
I made the cropped version as it is perfect for summer and can be paired with high waist skirts, short or jeans etc.
I found the pattern at a op-shop (thrift store) for 60 cents! Next time I might add the material frill trim and possibly attach the pom-pom trimming. I am currently making the longer version of this top with red ric-rac as a gift for my friend’s birthday and it looks lovely so far!
I like that I can wear the sleeves up or down!
Here are a two ways that I styled it!
I also made these shorts with a 1940s pattern and paired them with my gypsy top at the beach! I bought the pattern as a PDF file on esty…
It seems like not all of the directions for the shorts were properly scanned and were missing so it made it a bit tricky… I have made quite a few pairs of shorts though with a 1960s pattern so I did understand the construction of shorts and just went with the flow. The fit is not perfect (A little loose, but I don’t mind that on a hot summers day, they still fit and look quite nice). Next time I will work on the fit around the waist and probably sew an attachment belt onto the shorts instead of just folding them over, I could then add a button above the zip to improve the fit even more.
I was lucky to score 6 of the Butterick Retro reproduction patterns today at the sewing store, 3 patterns for $10! I can’t wait to get started on them!
Kayla – Gracefullyvintage