Flopsy made a skirt and blouse from these vintage (not reissue!) patterns. Because most women sewed at that time, the instructions were pretty minimal. It looked like the pattern designers expected you to be a pretty decent seamstress. With the help of some of her couture/tailoring books we figured them out. While I was available … Continue reading Flopsy’s Vintage Sewing
This is the dress I made (at first) a size 18, adjusting it down to a 16 before the previous photos were taken. After making Dress take 2, I went back and deconstructed the majority of this dress (I kept the facings and buttons/buttonholes), cutting it down to a size 10 (the wrong size according … Continue reading Vintage Vogue V9000: take 1.2
Today involved starting dress #2, helping Duchess cut out the pieces for her vintage-style apron (she expressed an interest in learning to sew), making bread for church tonight, and taking everyone to this year's first Presanctified Liturgy. Thankfully the rain held off this evening, although I got drenched putting groceries in the trunk around midday.
Well, this wasn't a complete disaster because I learned a few things. However, the dress as it turned out is nearly unwearable. I will explain. First, this is the artist's conception of how it should look (yes, I know to ignore the idealized Barbie waist): You can see that it's meant to be fitted. This … Continue reading Vintage Vogue 9000: take 1
We just wrapped up Cheesefare yesterday and now the Great Fast has begun. I felt like Forgiveness Vespers was unusually well attended this year. Mittens fell asleep shortly after it began which meant I was actually able to stay inside for the whole service. Everyone has been enjoying watching the little puppies grow up week … Continue reading Wrapping up Cheesefare
Joann's is having a 50% off sale on a lot of their cotton and it was the perfect time to get dress fabrics. I'm making three dresses using the pattern above. I'll make a cross between A and B, doing the sleeves without the notched "wings" on the cuffs. I even have all the notions … Continue reading Vintage Vogue V9000