1940s | Vintage Sewing

Du Barry 5327, two ways

By on March 10, 2013

Hi! I have made this pattern twice now and really like it.
The first version I made for Valentine’s Day. It has bound button holes and long sleeves.
For the second version I made short sleeves. You can’t see it in the picture but the short sleeves have neat little pleats on the sides. I added shoulder pads on this one, which I think improves the fit. This pattern only calls for two buttons, which is great if you only have two of a certain kind of button. A woman at church gave me these buttons.
I have a feeling that this will not be the last time I use this pattern! Thanks for looking!

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1950s | Vintage Sewing

Simplicity 1194

By on January 13, 2013

Hi! I started sewing about four months ago and have loved being able to look at this site and all your work for inspiration. I have really enjoyed visiting antique shops and thrift stores searching for old patterns. It has become quite the obsession, actually : )
I thought I would post a picture of the dress I just finished. I used Simplicity 1194, which I think is from 1955. I have been wearing it as a jumper but when the weather warms up I suppose I could wear it as a sleeveless dress. There are little pleats at the waistline. If I were to do it again I think I would do some sort of narrow shoulder adjustment as it gaps a bit at the neckline.
Thank you!

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