Vintage Ensemble

After discovering a bit about Ulyana Sergeenko and her designs, I decided I wanted to do my own take on one of her outfits, and this is my first result!

For the top, I used a pattern envelope from the 1950s as inspiration, Simplicity 4538. I didn’t have the actual pattern, but it looked easy enough to sew the two ends together. The other seam is across the back to form the yoke, but it stops so you have room for the arms. It was easy enough and it took me about 10-20 minutes to figure everything out.

As for the skirt, I drafted my own circle skirt from 2 yards of fabric. I put in a pocket on one side and a zipper on the other.

I have more details here on my blog.

• Meet the Author • Kristin



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  • Happy to learn about that designer! Those designs are so classic and wearable. Your top looks like vintage designer Claire McCardell. I have one of her McCalls patterns from the 50s with a very similar cut.

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    • Thank you! I must look up Claire McCardell right away!!

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