I’ve always liked the 1940′s style trousers I saw on other blogs… Now, I’ve drafted and sewn a pair for myself. With a sailor front.
High waistline, fairly loose fit at the hip, straight wide legs. I made these in fairly thin and drapey dark blue denim and used golden yellow topstitching thread for the flat felled seams. And because of the wide shape, I could flat fell all the leg seams.
These jeans are really comfortable and I quite like the look with a top tucked in. Now, I just need to make some more blouses…
More pictures and the full story at my blog
Here comes my entry for “Sew for Victory”, a Ginger skirt AND my first Crochet flower… (Very proud of myself !)
Full blogpost here
Have a nice WE everyone !
I’ve sewn up two versions of 1940s Simplicity 4635 maternity dress, and I am in love with them. Ruffles, pockets, a shaped neckline on one, and supposedly a dress to wear during and after pregnancy. It doesn’t get any better than that.
To see more check out my blog here and here.
This is my first time Sewing for Victory, it has been a great experience, and I’m thrilled with the result. The blouse I made looks fabulous on my daughter – she gladly modelled it for me – but it’s mine!
This is the pattern I used. I had to do a fair amount of re-sizing and restyling, all of which is explained on my blog.
I did all the machine sewing using my 1949 Singer 15K hand machine, added the tiny rick rack braid with a braiding foot that came with my oldest treadle machine, which dates from 1913, and made the buttonholes on my 1936 Singer 201K treadle using a buttonholer attachment.
All the seams were finished using vintage techniques, so there is not a raw edge in sight. Here is the inside view.
My next sewing project is going to be a dress for my god-daughter, Meg’s, third birthday at the end of May, using the home made pattern shown recently on my blog. I will be showing the construction of the dress step by step. Meg’s big sister Lily will be watching progress with interest. Lily is ten and already a keen sewer. I hope lots of the vintage sewers out there will be interested too…