Modern Patterns

Hey guys!

My latest make is another project which used vintage cotton- I love working with vintage fabrics more than I like working with vintage patterns, couldn’t tell you why, exactly.

So, anyway, I found this fabric in my local vintage clothes shop which has a secret room full of old linens, notions and other awesome stuff! It was about 2.5m of fabric, and only 30″ wide.  I almost literally snatched it up, not that anyone else was in the room for competition, but for £5, I had to have it!

I didn’t have set plans for the fabric when I got it, so saved it until inspiration struck.  When I ordered the Airelle Blouse, by Deer and Doe, I had found the perfect project for the fabric and set to work as soon as the pattern arrived.  It makes the perfect match and I really enjoyed making this top.  I had no issues with the construction, and the fabric was a dream to work with. The result is a top I really love, which I’m pleased about as I fear wasting lovely vintage fabrics.  I’ve owned the finished top for about a week, and have worn it three times already!


 

For more information and a couple more photos, check out my blog- thedressmakingdiaries.blogspot.com

 

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A friend gave this vintage fabric to me  .

I have just enough fabric to make a little top .

I add  few alterations to the Burda Young pattern ( n° 7680)  : sleeveless , only one piece of fabric for the front  and of course i shorten it to turn dress into top .

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I’m obsessed with The Hour, an incredible show set int the 1960s, and this is the first dress (hopefully of many!) that I’ll be recreating from the show.

The inspiration:

This is a heavyweight cotton fabric with a fun lace print. I used Bluegingerdoll’s Billie Jean pattern for the dress.

It was originally an off-the-shoulder dress which I modified so I could wear a regular bra with it. I also added a larger vent so I could walk easier and faster.

This was such a quick sew and it turned out so well! You can read more and see more pictures on my blog.

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I found these 70s caravan’s curtains in a garage sale .

I have much hesitated before to buy them because even they were truly vintage and cheap, they remind me the modern geometric pattern “does vintage” i really don’t like .

I add  few alterations to the Burda Young pattern ( n° 7680)  : sleeveless and only one piece of fabric for the front  . I keep the aline shape this time .

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