I’ve been doing a Throwback Thursday series on my blog, posting my makes from my pre-blogging days, and this Thursday I posted about my first vintage pattern make!
My first vintage make was this dress when I was 16 (about 7 years ago), although I had just turned 18 in this photo. Time flies…
I made it from this vintage Simplicity pattern 5040
Just a super-cute, shirt waist dress, with the adorable little pocket. I remember I was terrified for the notched collar, but the pattern instructions are so good in vintage patterns that I had no problem. I wasn’t brave enough to set in a sleeve however, and instead I decided to ditch the sleeves and make it sleeveless with a little binding edge. I’m still happy with my decision.
Still loving this pocket!
I was also too afraid to do buttonholes, so I would just pin the top and wear that wide elastic belt over it- it worked!
I remember being quite smitten with this dress and wearing it to highschool all the time- which all my ripped jeans and Hollister hoodie classmates thought was quite eccentric. I was a trend setter- only nobody followed my trends…
Did you have a really unique style during highschool? Did everyone give you the once-over in the hallways too?
Also, I have a longer post you can check out over on my blog!