1940s | Vintage Sewing

!942 Little Girls Dress from a men’s shirt

By on February 18, 2013

 

 

 

 

I love sewing with children’s vintage patterns.So many modern patterns for children are sort of sack like and shapeless.

I love how the styles from the forties are fitted and stylish, while being practical at the same time!

This little dress was made from a thrifted men’s shirt and my 1942 Simplicity pattern in the spirit of 40’s frugality.

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1960s

Sixties sister dresses

By on October 18, 2011

 

Im loving this new format We sew retro! I just have to learn this wordpress posting a bit more now. I cant figur out how to post these photos. Maybe you should do a little tutorial on this? If any of you follow my blog Sewcountrychick I recently switched form blogspot to www.sewcountrychick.com  and my feeds are having some trouble but Im still here! These are two matching dresses I made for a vintage and upcycled fashion show I had recently. They are both made from vintage bed sheets and I adapted two modern patterns to give them a sixties vibe. I realize the bigger dress seems too long for a sixties look but my original model was almost 6 feet and my cute 5’2″ daughter is wearing it here!

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