summer

Hi all and happy Halloween!

Here is a circle skirt I made recently to add to my summer wardrobe, They fabric is a hawaiian Rayon/cotton blend, and it’s got lovely airy movement!

I was really drawn to the colours and the stormy feel. It’s a little shorter than I wanted, owing to the fact that the store only had 2 metres left and I had to try and make the fabric directions match up as much as I could nby making two half circles and sewing them together, I may just have enough left for a matching simple string top, we’ll see.

Please excuse the flip flops, it’s VERY hot here at the moment in Perth

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Just a quick post to show off a new top that I’ve made!

I just adore this BBQ print fabric. I made a dress from it earlier this year and I just had enough extra fabric to make this sleeveless top.

The pattern I used was Advance 8511 but it would be super easy to use any front buttoning blouse pattern to make a sleeveless top. This pattern didn’t even have facings! It just called for finishing the armholes with bias binding.

Do you like sleeveless tops and dresses for summer? More details and photos over on the blog.

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1936 pattern

by laurien on July 13, 2013 · 10 comments

in Vintage Sewing

I thought I’d be able to whip this dress out in a couple of days. I’m a bad estimator. From a mail-order pattern from 1936 (maybe Marian Martin, but probably Farm Bureau), the instructions were vague and I figured most of it out on my own. Fabric is cotton voile, very light for summer, with a nice 1930′s pattern ( a little Deco, but….); collar is antique charmeuse silk from a WWII wedding gown I had a scrap of. The major stains on that fabric are on the underside of collars and cuffs. I was able to score the Bakelite belt buckle from a flea market vendor in NYC. Unsure about the flower–if I should go frilly with the old lace inserted or just plain. Fits well, little adjustments here and there, the pattern size is a bit too big for me. MYy dummy loves wearing this dress. Everything looks better on her!

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Swiss Dot Peasant Blouse

I recently made this black Swiss Dot peasant blouse from vintage pattern Butterick 9768. This is the first of many that I am planning on making this summer. The pattern is easy to whip up and looks great with a variety of outfits. I bought the pattern on Etsy and in a size 14 which is perfect for my modern size 6 or Medium.

 

Swiss Dot Peasant Blouse Outfit

A true Summer staple!  For outfit details visit my blog post on this project on my blog; Bobbins And Bombshells.

Butterick 9768

 I’m looking forward to several of these blouses in my wardrobe!

 

 

 

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