Posted 2010-01-31 9:23 AM (#60950 - in reply to #60729) Subject: RE: Vintage patterns for inspiration
I love the red dress that the top. That would be based on midriff waist dress, make the diamond piece, change the darts into gathers and divide the skirt into more panels. The neckline is a sweetheard and the extra cross pieces and bows would be from bias tubes. It would be some time on pattern editor.
I don't have the wasp waist anymore so I don't know if the skirt would suit me. I think I would omit the lower v shaped part and just add a skirt with a bit of gathering on the front for my belly.
Posted 2010-09-24 12:55 PM (#67084 - in reply to #60729) Subject: RE: Vintage patterns for inspiration
So the top portion of the bodice is sewn in double thickness. Though not like a lining, just two layers of the same fabric basted together and sewn as one. But there are only two thicknesses on the midriff section. It's almost like the interior of the dress is one piece, and the exterior including the midriff is one piece and they are sewn together. Makes me want to rip it apart to see what's going on. The skirt has a small crinoline inside but I actually wore it with one of my own petticoats for more oomph. I tried to take a picture of the inside but my camera wouldn't focus. There are covered buttons on center front. And a little tuck at the elbow on the undersleeve seam.
Here is a close up of the front.
Here you can see the little elbow tuck.
Close ups of the princess seams.
Here is the back midriff. I think that little button must have been to hold a bow or something.
And the front midriff.
My attempt at a line drawing Sorry the pics are so blurry.
Posted 2011-07-27 2:06 PM (#76939 - in reply to #60729) Subject: RE: Vintage patterns for inspiration
To make the picture look old fashioned I used an iPhone app called Instagram. It's free and the options are very cool.
Thanks everyone! Yes, it's the same blouse from the shorts picture. This pattern is from an old 50's magazine. It's SOOOOO simple and perfect for smocking. Leaves very few scraps if you plan the layout right. Just a bunch of rectangles sewn together with under arm gussets. I'll post the pattern on my blog soon; just need to get around to it
Posted 2011-09-26 3:21 PM (#78003 - in reply to #77005) Subject: RE: Vintage patterns for inspiration
Your blog is adorable and you are so talented. The music is definitely boffo. I'm about ready to start fitting my slopers and your blog was very helpful in that regard. I'm still looking for pics of your midi blouse and the greaser jeans. Do you have those posted anywhere?
Posted 2011-10-03 12:23 PM (#78167 - in reply to #60729) Subject: RE: Vintage patterns for inspiration
Cynthia, I haven't posted those pics yet. I have a quite a few posts to do actually. I fell out of the habit of blogging over the busy summer and I am trying to get back into it. I'll be making the gathered peasant blouse (midi blouse right?) for my MIL and I'll try to take pics of the process to create a pattern and tutorial.