Vintage Sewing

Simplicity 6005

By on January 24, 2012

I have just finished this for my daughter from some fabric I had hanging around,but it is definitely one to save for the summer months…so lets hope it will be a hot one.

The pattern dates from 1965 and was a doddle to sew…

….I even enjoyed sewing all the liitle beads onto the bodice.

I didn’t think that the beading would work out quite so well on the bodice due to the darts bending the checks,but I think it is all right and I am looking forward to making some more versions although next time if the fabric is as flimsy as this is I will make a lining.

www.themakingsofanurbanrustic.blogspot.com

 

Continue Reading

Vintage Sewing

1956 Timeline…Simplicity 1688

By on

Following on from Time and Again’s bathing suit pattern from 1947 and her timeline suggestion here is a skirt from the 1956 timeline slot aka Simplicity 1688.

I made this about two or three years ago and was my first venture into vintage patterns.I haven’t really worn it this winter as I seem to have evolved into wearing maxi skirts which I find more comfortable…and as you can see from the picture this skirt makes me look very dumpy and middle aged! It is a pity I don’t wear it more as the fabric used is a nice handwoven wool and the weaver does not supply the shop that I buy most of my new fabric from.I don’t know if that is just down to cost or whether he has gone out of business.I did think I might cut it up and make a bag out of it.The blouse is also from the 50’s and is Simplicty 4530.

The picture was taken last June as part of ┬áMe Made June 11 and was taken in a hurry… so forgive the washing hanging out on the line!

Both can be seen here and here.

Thanks!

 

Continue Reading

1970s

Vogue 7630

By on January 22, 2012

It has been awhile (yet again) since I have contributed to WeSewRetro so as I have just finished this dress I thought that I would post about it here too.

I can’t pinpoint a date exactly at the moment other than the 70’s but it is an empire line dress with Bishop sleeves finishing with deep cuffs.For this first version I chose the shorter length as I had just the right amount of fabric but intend to make more including a full length version.

Slightly more details over on my blog at www.themakingsofanurbanrustic.blogspot.com

 

Continue Reading

1970s

1970’s Tent Dress and Blouse.

By on November 1, 2011

This is the first time I have contributed to this new site and it has been a very long while since the last time I posted on Sew Retro.

Anyway,this outfit is a combination of ┬áSimplicity 7260 and Kwik Sew 737 both dating from the 70’s and can be seen on my blog

www.themakingsofanurbanrustic.blogspot.com

Thanks!

 

Continue Reading