I finally got round to making the skirt and top view from Simplicity 4872, which looks to me late 50s/early 60s. I know vintage maternity patterns aren’t everyone’s cup of tea but after extensive research online I really couldn’t find that much that had been made up for me to look at. So if you’re considering making vintage maternity clothes this may be the post for you.
I should really say at this point that I have never used a pattern with hole punches marking different parts of the pattern (i.e. darts etc) – is there a name for this sort of pattern? Truth is, I’ve always been a little put off and scared by them. It seems a little bit silly now I have used one, as there’s no difference really once you follow the instructions!
The Completed Outfit
To say it makes me look huge is an understatement, but here it is in all its glory.
Needless to say we had a good old laugh when we were taking the photos and in the end I gave up even trying to make it look good.
The truth is, the skirt has to have a lot of material because it’s cotton but it does have the unfortunate effect of making me look about twice the size.
Alas, all was not lost. I actually quite like the top, even if I would rather never wear the skirt.
If you’d like to read more about the process and let me know what you think, please visit my blog www.staceystitch.com