1950s

Vintage LRD

By on January 29, 2012
ooobop! LRD, Butterick 8043
ooobop! LRD, Butterick 8043
ooobop! LRD, vintage butterick 8043
ooobop! LRD, vintage butterick 8043
ooobop! LRD, vintage butterick 8043
ooobop! LRD, vintage butterick 8043
vintage butterick 8043
vintage butterick 8043

This dress is the result of Vintage Pattern 8043. I couldn’t find a date on the pattern but I’m thinking it must be 1950s. It is unfortunately only a toile. In fact this is the most effort I have ever put into a toile! I bought the fabric, some cheap shiny synthetic blend, for the sole purpose of making a toile but was secretly hoping it would be a wearable one. Not to be as the fabric was really unstable and little holes started to appear. Was a joy to make though. The neckline was a bit challenging and the diagrams were a little tricky to follow on the instruction sheet but I got there in the end. I will defo make this up again in a better quality fabric. I think a Little Red Dress is as important as a black one! More details over at ooobop!

 

 

 

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1920s | Coats | Vintage Sewing

Poiret en Progress

By on November 28, 2011

Hiya, I’ve been (slowly) getting on with my 1920s coccoon coat, hampered only by Ofsted (school inspectors), eczema (on my hands, how cruel for an artist?), and a lack of Betty (my mannequin). I eventually decided to use the Folkwear Poiret coat which had been discontinued but I found one on good old Ebay. I had a specific idea of how it would look:

 

La Poiret Cocoon Coat

 

Anyway, I’ve now finished a toile, adjusted from the original pattern, which I hope to transfer to paper on Wednesday, and start cutting out my ACTUAL coat. Aargh!

Adjustments to right hand side

More pics and waffling on over here.

Cheers guys x
PS. I’m gonna be extra good, and wash my fabric first too

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