1960s | Blouses | Vintage Sewing

Vintage Blouse

By on February 5, 2014

A couple of months ago, I joined a sew-along. I thought it would be a good way to stretch my new skills. It was hosted by Seamstress Erin and I thought I’d share what I accomplished with you all.


The most tedious part of sewing: cutting out the pattern.

The point at which I realized I had not bought the zipper…


Simplicity 2154 Details

  • Size: 8
  • Fabric: Flower print light cotton(?) with metallic detail
  • Lining: No, this project used facings.
  • Notions: Tiny black rosebud for neck detail, grey zipper
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1950s | Dresses

Butterick B5748

By on October 31, 2013

A long-time lurker, I’ve finally decided to contribute something to the community. In fact, you all have inspired me to start my own blog!

B5748 is my second attempt at making a garment, and I’m quite proud of the results. I had a lot of trouble with adding the zipper and hemming the circle skirt. Does anyone have resources that would help me with future projects?

Front view

B5748: Green Gingham 50′s Dress

  • Size: 6
  • Fabric: Sage green gingham fabric
  • Lining: Yes
  • Notions: Tiny black rosebud for neck detail, grey zipper
  • Adjustments: I chose to make the petite version of the bodice included in the pattern and I shortened the skirt.
  • Would I recommend it to other sewers? This pattern comes highly recommended by yours truly. I had only sewn one dress before and it was my first time sewing a zipper. The instructions are clear and the pattern is flattering.
Back view

More details on my blog: http://threadandbutterblog.com/


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