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A White Gypsy Top and shorts made by me!

Hi everyone!

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!

(Lemon/Lime skirt is by Tara Starlet)

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!

See the full Lemon/lime gypsy post here and the beach post here!

Kayla – Gracefullyvintage


About the author: Hi, my name is Kayla and I live in Sydney, Australia. I have recently graduated from a writing/media/journalism degree. I love vintage fashion and culture. I have been sewing for over a year now and have been taught to do so by my mum. Grace Kelly is my favourite actress and style icon. I love pretty dresses, undergarments, coats, pretty things, old Hollywood actors/actresses, pin-ups, old Hollywood cinema, Dita Von Teese, cooking, reading, op-shopping, online shopping, my dogs and cat… And of course family. That is a bit about me! 🙂 Tumblr – http://gracefullyvintage.tumblr.com/ Instagram – Gracefullyvintage Contact me: gracefullyvintage@gmail.com

{ 15 comments… add one }
  • Rachel January 26, 2014, 8:29 am

    Those outfits are fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

  • Lazy Seamstress January 26, 2014, 8:30 am

    Very cute, and loving your photos on the beach.

  • Patrice January 26, 2014, 9:36 am

    Va va voom!

  • Siri Andersen January 26, 2014, 11:42 am

    Your beach photos are totally Marilyn-esque 😉
    Well done on the garments, you look stunning!

  • Evie January 26, 2014, 11:48 am

    Love the shorts with the top!! And that hat is FAB!

  • Sky Turtle January 26, 2014, 5:15 pm

    Very cute! I love your hair too!

  • Vintager January 26, 2014, 6:21 pm

    The shorts and the top are perfect for summer!

  • Marie January 26, 2014, 6:37 pm

    Super cute! Love the shot from the back on the beach!

  • Datura January 26, 2014, 8:26 pm

    I love this! Definite summer sewing inspiration. Your beach hat is perfect, too.

  • Abby January 26, 2014, 10:05 pm

    Just darling!

  • Ange January 27, 2014, 12:06 am

    I love it! I have sewn up some similar shorts this summer from a late 40s pattern, which I now love, the high waist is SO stylish.

    Nice work!

  • Julia @ Pennies & Paper January 27, 2014, 10:22 am

    I love these looks! I never would have thought that top would go so well with different outfits.

  • highheelhippie January 30, 2014, 2:51 pm

    Both outfits look fantastic on you and I love your hair!

  • Lizzy January 30, 2014, 3:07 pm

    Wow!! great outfits!!! love them!

  • Cal February 1, 2014, 9:12 am

    Fantastic! Love the styling, love the shorts!

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