Ok, ok, so I don’t think I could really pull off being a pin up girl
…but I do have a dress COVERED in them, which just HAS to be the next best thing!
I created this 50′s inspired dress as part of the Sew Dolly Clackett Sewlong that has gotten the sewing community in a frenzy – everyone seems to be involved, which is fantastic!
Now I have been known to dabble with bedding as a source of material, and I couldn’t let this duvet set go. The back was a simple polka dot and the front was layered with these pin up beauties:
I used the bodice from New Look pattern 6776, view D, and added a simple gathered rectangle skirt. This wasn’t on the list of Rosin approved patterns, but I think it should be. Anyway, I felt myself drawn to this one and at the end of the day, the fabric is the one in charge and I find that it tells me what to do.
My pin-up girls chose this pattern and I had to oblige!
I think that the line drawing highlights the potential of this pattern much more than the pattern cover.
I would have loved to add a circle skirt but this would have had a negative impact on the pattern of the fabric, and I wanted to pattern match the ladies so they were continuous. The rectangle skirt still works well with my big net underskirt – and that is what matters.
I really like the contrasting tie (also from bedding and a perfect colour match – I was very lucky with this creation!) but I can’t decide whether to tie it at the front or the back?!
Here is me trying to do the statement pin-up leg flick, but failing horribly and almost falling over!
For more about this dress, including lots of pictures click HERE
Happy Vintage Sewing
Hannah from Made With Hugs and Kisses