Trying to look all 1940ish

I am somewhat pleased with this blouse.  I like how the zipper and buttons came out.  However, don’t use the instructions from the pattern for inserting the zipper.  The instructions want you to sew part of the seam.  Don’t do it! Just leave the seam open and insert the zipper.  I know, because I ripped!  The fit is a bit off.  The neck opening is quite snug and  the waist is snug too, but look at the sleeves!  I made it in a size 10 instead of a 12 because the ease seemed ridiculous.  I may try view D and make the sleeves smaller.  I lined it with cotton batiste which gives it a “richer” feel.




I didn’t sew this.  I found it at a tag sale for $2, but I think it’s inspirational for the home sewist to aspire too!
Yes, I wore stockings for the full effect!
Bound button holes!covered buttons, so lovely!
The lining was handsewn with, I believe, a catch stitch.

All of the embellishing is handsewn.


60′s style top

by cowgirl24 on September 30, 2012 · 1 comment

in Vintage Sewing

Easy to make

I made this little top with the free Sorbretto top pattern from Collette.  I used fabric from an estate sale stash and buttons from my retro button jar.  It has a kinda 60′s air to it.  I need some pedal pushers and some Keds!

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