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.
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