Vintage Sewing

Let Me Introduce Myself…….

February 4, 2009

….I’m JennySlash. My blog is So, anyway…. and I’m delighted that I’ve been asked to contribute to Sew Retro!

The pattern for my next project is from my small (but ever-growing!) collection of vintage patterns from the 60s and 70s. This is Simplicity 8353 (1969) and I’m the original owner.

For ages, I’ve been looking for the right wool to sew a fresh interpretation of the pattern and I recently purchased a remnant from G Street Fabrics that will work well with the rest of my wardrobe. The fabric is charcoal/black herringbone and the lining will be a heavy black satin.

  1. I’m toying with the idea of a cape for this autumn/winter. The right combination of pattern and fabric can be tricky to find.

  2. It can be awfully hard to find the right fabric for a vintage pattern.

    I had wanted to find enough fabric to make the matching skirt but that’s rather difficult to do when one is scrounging through the designer remnants table!

  3. What a great looking project in the making!

    I think I want to come steal that pattern (and I have a not so small 60’s 70’s pattern stash).


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