vintage sewing patterns

50s inspired outfit

by Anthea on September 24, 2012 · 18 comments

in 1950s,Blouses,Skirts

Yes! I finally finished something! My last finished project was over 3 months ago!

I made circle skirt using a cute printed cotton with a Delft Blue design. The fabric was in my stash for over 3 years. I bought it quit impulsively and didn’t now what to do with it. 

But when I was unpacking some of my moving boxes I came across it again and I suddenly knew what to do with it.

This drawing of a vintage sewing pattern envelope inspired me. I pinned it  a while ago at Pinterest. I haven’t thought about using a plaid fabric for a circle skirt before. I really like it!

My Delft Blue fabric could be used in the same way!

There are many different ways to draft a full cirlce skirt. I think it’s one of the most easiest skirts to draft. This time I used the instructions in one of my vintage sewing books.

Because I didn’t have enough fabric I made my skirt a bit shorter then the traditonal ones from the 50s. When sewing the skirt I get the idea of combining it with a 50s inspired blouse. 

 I used this picture from my Lutterloh 1954 pattern book to draft the pattern. I made piping to accentuate the yoke.

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When I finish a sewing project, I put it on a dressform and show it to my boyfriend R. Most of the times he likes it, but this time he didnt. I thought it would be fun to mix diffrent kind of printed fabric with each other, but R. didn’t like it at all.

I started feeling abit unsure and decided to make pictures of the two combined but also making other combinations.

 What do you think, is this too much?

Which combo do you like the best? 

I’m still doubting…

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