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I've got another brand new pattern for you! You may remember I mentioned this one two years ago and now can offer in the original size of XS- size 30" bust.
This one is not a candidate for future multi-size. We tried it a few years ago, but it didn't work well. But I decided not to let that thwart this being available for sewing enthusiasts of today since it's such an amazing design. I'm happy to share it in it's original period size.
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Last night’s formal 40s at @cicadarestaurant for some live music and a birthday celebration 🍾🎉💜
Made from Vogue 9673 from 1943, I started this dress 2 years ago and got stuck on the sleeve pattern... so it sat in a pile until this week when I figured it out and finished it up. Unfortunately, it took so long for me to make it start-to-finish that the dress is no longer my style — much too girly — but it was still fun to wear.
I tried to mature it up a bit with my accessories. Worn with @dames_a_la_mode earrings, vintage necklace & bracelet set, vintage gloves and purse (not pictured), @missroyalvintage Marilyn pumps that are barely peeking out, and an enormous hair flower I threw together the day of. .
My kitty is all cut out! How cute is she?!! Doesn’t she look exactly like a little plaid French bulldog right now?😍😂 I marked all the darts with a thin marker, since it’s a thick fabric and won’t show through, although in retrospect I totally should have used transfer paper to do that, as it would have gone a lot quicker 😂. I also had to guess about grainlines for the ear and tail pieces, since nothing was indicated on the pattern, so we’ll see how that goes once it’s all sewn up.
This is as far as I’ll go with this kitty today I think, as I need to figure out a way to transfer the face onto a patterned fabric. Also what colour embroidery floss to use... I’m thinking white? If you have any tips, let me know!
Sigh, this has been a very satisfying little break 😂, now back to my grey striped dress ☺️
Break time! I know it’s June, but I can’t stop listening to vintage Christmas music today for some reason, so before I put some time into my grey striped dress, I’m going to cut out this 1947 stuffed cat pattern!! It’s Simplicity 7327, and I’m going to use this little scrap of navy blue & red corduroy plaid instead of the pink and white from the illustration to make it more Christmasy. 🎄🎄🎄 There’s lots of evidence of patterned stuffed animals from this period(see last photo), so I feel like this is a good, historically accurate materials decision☺️.
The fabric piece is from my stash, and measures 17 3/4” x 32 1/2”. I recently rescued it from the @reusecentre, which is a great place for small (and sometimes large!) pieces of vintage fabric.
Sportieve gehaakte truitjes werken ook goed, zoals deze uit een Libelle's Breiboek uit 1949 🚣♀️ Foto's via @breibeest op Flickr
Sporty crochet tops work too, like this one from a Libelle's Knitting Book from 1949 🏃♀️Photo's via @breibeest on Flickr
Hartjes voor deze gestreepte blouse met kimonomouwen naar een Duits patroon van eind jaren '40 door de onvolprezen @squidneyknits! ♥️💙♥️ #weekendinspiratie
All the hearts for this stripey kimono sleeve blouse from a late 1940s pattern from Germany by the transcendent @squidneyknits! 💙♥️💙 #weekendinspiration
Wouldn't someone you love look great in this housecoat for #MothersDay ? Make it up in some warm fabric for a traditional robe or choose luxurious fabric for lounging around the house in Old Hollywood style (snood optional).
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