ChronicallyUncool

I’m a taller-than-average person, so I’m often frustrated by the fact that Petite and Half-size patterns are available but the vertically gifted have no customized options in vintage patterns.

Or so I thought!

I stumbled across a few patterns for skirts in Proportioned Sizes:
Short: 5’3″ and under
Medium: 5’4″ to 5’6″
Tall: 5’7″ and over

Of course, I had to have one. I’m a sucker. I was hoping for more length between the waist and hip, or maybe side seam pockets that had longer/lower openings to accommodate my lanky arms more comfortably.

Nope. The only thing proportioned about this pattern is the hemline. Bummer. I don’t find this proportioned pattern stuff helpful. Do you?

Crossposted on my blog, Chronically Uncool.

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Yesterday I received the custom petticoat I won in the Sew Retro giveaway. It’s exactly what I wanted. Thank you Sew Retro and Eleen Fashions!

I have big plans for this petticoat. You can see my sketch for the coordinating dress here: http://chronicallyuncool.blogspot.com/2011/01/my-new-fluffer-from-eleen-fashions.html

I also wrote a big post on my blog about my collection of petticoats or crinolines or whatever you want to call them. I can’t believe I have five of them! If you are considering adding some swish and fluff to your vintage-inspired wardrobe, you’ll want to check out this post for tips:
http://chronicallyuncool.blogspot.com/2011/01/all-about-my-petticoatcrinolinefluffer.html

Jenny at Chronically Uncool

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I made this charming little coat and hat for my son, Henry. The pattern is McCall’s 6255 from 1962. It was a stunt outfit for pictures, so I skipped all the interesting tailoring instructions included in the pattern. It still took me two years to finish it!


(Photo by Jennifer Morrison Photography)


Details on my blog, Chronically Uncool.

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Actually, the Vintage Patterns Wiki only needs your photos of your finished vintage garment projects. You could win an Amazon gift card!

Entries close on October 1. Five finalists will be chosen and the Wiki community will vote on their favorite photos between October 4-10. Winners will be announced on October 11, 2010. You can submit more than one photo, but you can only win one prize.

Psst…There are only *TWO* entries so far. Odds are excellent!

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