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McCalls 5490

by urban rustic on February 25, 2012 · 2 comments

in Vintage Sewing




Another dress from the 70′s this time in a jersey fabric!

Have a look at www.themakingsofanurbanrustic.blogspot.com for some more pictures.



Simplicity 6005

by urban rustic on January 24, 2012 · 1 comment

in Vintage Sewing

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.



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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.




Vogue 7630

by urban rustic on January 22, 2012 · 3 comments

in 1970s

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