Vintage Sewing

All the World’s a Stage: Elizabethan Corset

By on October 19, 2015

It’s a little more “retro” than what I normally would normally sew – or what’s normally posted here for that matter – but as lovers of fashion history, I thought you’d all still appreciate my latest make – an Elizabethan bodice!

I made it for my sister for her theatre performance, and she was so pleased with it! You can read more about it here on my blog 🙂

Until next time,

Miss Maddy x

 

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Sweetheart top, to match a skirt – nod to the 50’s

By on May 21, 2012

For those who made suggestions for my top with sweetheart neckline. I made it…although in different fabric to what I originally intended. So it would match my ‘random retro skirt’.

I didn’t know if I should add a little bow or a pink button where the gather was….

 

I also ended up using a different zip to what I originally planned due to me buying it before I’d measured the seam. lol!

But in the end I had a wearable top. Although not fitted like I wanted as this was the first time I had lined a garment and I wasn’t confident I could change the fashion and lining fabric identically. Well at least if I have a big meal there’s plenty of room. Its nothing a belt can’t solve.

 

More info on my blog.

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Fabric, in search of a pattern

By on April 14, 2012

I have the most gorgeous fabric and I have a plan…all I need is a pattern.

Here is my fabric.

 

And here is my ideal design….
design for bodice and jacket

 

Looking for a vintage/retro inspired sweetheart neck bodice and a little matching bolero jacket.

Can anyone help me in locating a pattern? I can find dresses with that neck but no separate bodice. I’m going to make a circle skirt in complimentary colour (blue or pink) to go with it…or some crop jeans.

My last attempt at drafting a pattern ended in disaster…so I really need a pattern to follow.

Hope you can help!

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