Hello everybody ! Here it is : my frist project with a vintage pattern. Dealing with Vogue V8850… More pictures (and a little tip for the belt) and full blogpost here : http://sundayafternoon.canalblog.com/archives/2014/04/21/29709577.html
50′s Retro styled wiggle dress , V back neck, based on Burda Style 7178 I use a thick linen fabric . The diamond pattern makes me choose the simplest design , model C : sleeveless , without collar .
Hi everyone! My name is Dilly, and I blog over at Dibulous. I love vintage and retro style, my favourite era being late 1940s to early 1960s. Despite having a vast collection of vintage patterns, since moving from London to Switzerland a few years ago my style has become a bit more conservative and I [...]
Hello all, The usual – long time lurker etc. I’ve been sewing for at least two thirds of my life and am a part-time seamstress for hire. I also work in the theatre industry as a Stage Manager and Props builder. I’ve recently been making things from my vintage pattern stock, some of which are [...]
This is my version of a vintage vogue pattern. It’s Vogue 8789 which I modified slightly by replacing the skirt with a circle skirt. I also used a few ‘vintage’ techniques such as turned and stitched seams and a hand-picked zip. I have more photos and details of the fabric and construction on [...]
I’m always cold in the Bay Area, so instead of wishing the weather to be warmer by wearing lightweight cotton dresses, I have decided to be more practical and start making things in flannel and wool. This dress is a wearable muslin I made from an inexpensive cotton flannel that I had in my fabric [...]
I think this must have been my last dress for this winter. We didn’t really have much of a winter here and it already felt like spring when I went outside to take these pictures. Oh well, I know I’ll still love this dress in December. As usual, I drafted my own pattern. The dress [...]
Hi, I actually made this dress last December and it was my ‘Christmas dress’. It’s made from a pattern I bought off ebay and the dark purple jersey fabric was bought to make this dress. This is the pattern. I made view C but with sleeves from view A. I did lower the neck a [...]