Forties gown plus 60s palazzo pants.
Another jumpsuit….This time I used the bodice from Vogue 273, which I completed earlier this year, and the pant pieces from Vogue 6435, which has been the basis of all my jumpsuits so far.
As I am now hooked on jumpsuits, I have been looking at creating more variations on the bodice, so after I sewed up Vogue 273, I knew it would work well together.
Jumpsuit one, styled for a Speakeasy Party.
Jumpsuit two, in wool crepe with a matching cape.
Jumpsuit three…for practical life with work and kids.
Here is the result! You can read more about it on my blog, and I am of course contemplating a new version for summer.
Yes! It’s winter here, and it feels like it has been raining for weeks….
This jumpsuit works so well, I can dress it up with a hat, gloves and a necklace, I can put on a black belt and cardy for a bit more of a casual look.
Anyone else into jumpsuits too?
Happy sewing xo
Today I’m sharing about a 1940s evening gown that I made recently. It is made from a combination of Simplicity 8050 and two original vintage patterns, using a gorgeous rayon fabric for the skirt and accents, and a contrasting cotton for the bodice and sleeves.
Hop over to my blog for more details. Thanks for reading!
Last month I participated in the McCall’s Shirtdress Sew-Along and shared my lovely make of McCalls 4769 .
I loved the dress and the wearable muslin so much I decided to make another version.
My latest version of McCalls 4769
This time I choose view D which included sleeves and contrasting elements.
My fabric choice was a pale pink cotton with little dark pink flowers on it. For the contrast I choose a dusty rose solid cotton.
I like the vintage look of this dress.
I had to make some adjustments to the sleeve, but overall I really like the look of how this dress turned out.
While this may be a modern pattern I really like how I’ve managed to give it a more vintage 1940’s look.
To read more about my process for making this dress check out my blog Akram’s Ideas (http://akramsideas.com/another-mccalls-4769-shirtdress-sleeves/)
Simplicity 4475 is a raglan-sleeved “Simple to Make” dress from the 60s and WOW is it simple to make!! I had never made a dress with raglan sleeves before making this dress for the Bernina Vintage Dress-Along I hosted on the WeAllSew blog, but I may never set in a sleeve again–the dress went together so quickly and easily.
My only modification was to lower the bust darts by 1/2″. This is a size 12 (bust 32) and it’s a bit on the loose side (for me) but that just makes it even nicer to wear in this crazy heat we’ve been having in North Carolina (and everywhere else, it seems!).
More details can be found on my blog here.
In an earlier post I mentioned how much I love Simplicity 1364 blouse pattern. I loved it so much I wanted to make more versions of this blouse.
While searching my stash I found I had a lovely butterfly print fabric and decided to use it for another blouse.
I love this cheerful butterfly print
I really liked how the piping turned out on my shift dress I decided to add piping to this blouse.
After making the blouse I found that I had enough fabric left over that I could make a matching skirt.
I decided to make a simple gathered skirt. To give the set a more dress like appearance I aded piping to the skirt waistband.
I can wear it as a dress or as sperates
While the print might be a bit childish I really love the fun look of this this combo. I also love that at first glance it looks like a dress, but has the versatility of a two piece.
To read more about my process for making this set check out my blog Akram’s Ideas (http://akramsideas.com/butterfly-dress-purple-piping/)
Hi there! It’s been a while since I posted anything here or on my own blog but I’m back with something special!
I’ve been away from the blog for the last month or so and I’ve been busy sewing all the time! Here’s one of the pieces I take most pride in creating: a vintage inspired wedding dress, sewn from a modified 1956 pattern. The bride-to-be chose to have it in floor length and asked for sleeves. I decided to make a half circle skirt and added underarm gussets for comfortable wear. We chose beautiful rayon outer fabric and the dress is fully lined with silk. What a pleasure to wear it must be!
The pattern itself seems to be a real hit with my clients. I think it’s due to the wrap/tie front that’s incredibly flattering. This is the third time I made a dress based on it: first one was a test for me that’s still in my closet and the second one was already proper wedding dress for another elegant lady. I hear there are more brides-to-be waiting in the line to get their version… which makes me so happy! It’s such a pleasure to sew for other people, especially for special occasions!
I’m really happy with how this dress turned out. So flattering on this beauty!
The only thing is… it got stolen on its way to the wedding! I was asked to make it two months in advance since the bride was moving away overseas for her new chapter of life and it seems someone took her baggage when she was at the airport. I can’t imagine what a horror for the bride it must be… and I can’t say I don’t feel sad about it. There’s still time to find it so please keep your fingers crossed!
This post originally appeared here. Click for more photos!