Modern Patterns

Vogue Re-issue Summer Dress

By on October 14, 2011

I made this summer dress from the re-issued Vogue 2960 which was originally a ’50’s pattern.  It seems a pretty popular pattern and this is my take on it.  I used a quite thin floral fabric and fully lined it.  I made my first ever bound buttonholes and although it went a little wrong I am pleased with the end result.  For more finished pictures and work in progress please visit my blog.

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Vintage Sewing

Introduction to Sorbetsurprise

By on August 2, 2011

I have just joined Sew Retro which I think is a fab blog and I just love browsing through the vintage patterns, vintage fabrics, vintage inspired outfits etc!  A little about me, I live in Wales and enjoy spending time sewing, dressmaking and generally collecting patterns.  I prefer to sew dresses more then any other garment and enjoy using vintage patterns and adding my own modern twist. 

So here are a few examples of my retro work so far:

1950’s Vogue Pattern

Pretty pink cotton slub and floral buttons, I made this for my halfway-to-50 party last year and it is a firm favourite. 

1975 Style Pattern

My most recent retro dress with cute puff sleeves and ribbon wasitband.

Simplicity 3780  a reissue of a 1950’s pattern

I love this dress!  I made it for my sister for Christmas and I think I will have to make myself one too.  I am currently working on Vogue 2960, another vintage reissue.  If you want to see more please visit my blog
 Sorbetsurprise xx

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