Hi there, my name is Hannah Smith and this is my first post on We Sew Retro!
I am very excited.
I will start by sharing a little about myself. I taught myself to sew about 4 years ago and haven’t looked back since. It has become rather an obsession, as I am sure many of you can relate to. My love of sewing has inspired me to branch out into many more crafts, such as jewellery making, crochet, baking, the list could go on and on. My passion for all things creative has led me to set up my own little blog Made with Hugs and Kisses and I am astounded by the amazing and supportive people I have met through it.
Anyway, lately I have developed an interest in all things vintage. I never really realised it at first but almost all of my creations have elements of vintage fashion, most typically the 50’s. I have discovered some great local vintage fairs over the last few months and my collection of vintage patterns and fabric has rapidly grown.
With this in mind I have been thinking of sharing some of my vintage sewing adventures here for some time but I was waiting until I had the perfect first post.
Well this dress is my most favourite creation and it is completely vintage inspired!
I used a vintage Vogue pattern 5028 which I have dated back to 1960.
It is the adorable ruched sleeves that made me fall in love with this pattern, they are so flattering and easy to sew.
As you can tell, I haven’t used the original skirt part of the pattern, instead I added a gathered rectangle skirt I drafted myself.
The dress fastens with a side zipper
As for the fabric, would you believe this was sourced from curtains that my Nan gave to me!
Like I mentioned, this is my most favourite vintage dress that I have created. It fits so well, is really comfortable and the style really suits the fabric. I can see me using this pattern a lot more in the future. Perhaps with some different skirt styles.
I would love to hear your thoughts.
Do you have a favourite vintage creation?
And thank you We Sew Retro!