Earlier in the year, I told myself to create more clothes
for myself, but I've been failing in the documenting and photographing
department for it! I mean, I just have the few
I showcased for the group.
I made this ensemble for Sew For Victory in the spring, and I have to say, it's
one of my favorites, so far. And I'm happy to be showing off my very first bakelite in it. Yay.
I did double duty with the blouse, I received it
from Marie for her Vintage Pledge
kick off, and sewed it up for that as well.
As I mentioned in the post, I used the vintage Simplicity pattern for the
skirt, which seems to be well loved by a lot of other bloggers. I had to
shorten it quiet a bit, thanks to being so short, but it works very well!
My sister once again had a good time photographing me, and
I'm thankful for her being savvy with a camera. She had me laughing a lot, and
she took a lot of silly pictures of me, which is very fun.
At this point, she mentioned 'You look like the lady in the posters…um, oh man, 'WE CAN DO IT!'? –Thinks for 3 seconds, gets photo taken, then busts up laughing- "Rosie the Riveter?" 'YES! GO POSE!'
So of course, she had to get me to tap into my inner Riveter.
I think I did a good job, and so did she.
So now, I'm going to do a couple of new things. First,
talking about the sewing details
Pattern- Vintage Simplicity 2382
Fabric- floral cotton from JoAnns
Notions- Four buttons, and hand made
Any changes to original?- I
shortened the bodice by 2 inches, and sewed my own shoulder pads. Other than
that, it's pretty accurate.
Pattern- Simplicity 3688
Fabric- 'Caviar' bottomweight from
Notions- zipper, and five buttons
(four in, one out)
Any changes to original?- I made
removable straps to make it a bit more cute. And I shortened the length by 3
inches, and widened the waistband by 2 inches.
Scarf- Melrose Flea Market
Earrings- VaVoomVintage's instagram sale
Blouse- Made by me
Skirt- Made by me
Bangle- Antique mall
Thank you all for looking!
And I have an exciting sew along planned for next week, so stay tuned for that!
I'm writing up some posts in advance, as I know November will be a busy month
for me. I hope you all like it, as I'm excited to be working on it.
Labels: 2014 wardrobe sewing, FO, sewing, vintage, vintage patterns, Vintage Pledge, what I wore