Thursday, 28 April 2016

vintage pledge make #1

I've been busy working on a few commissions, but have managed to squeeze in a little sewing time for myself. My first make was the Flared Skirt from Gertie Sews Vintage Casual. I added the pockets with a flash of colour from Kaffe Fassett, because I love a dress or skirt with a pocket.

It's the perfect everyday skirt, a bit of swish but not too fancy. I can see a cotton one for summer being made soon.

Then onto my Vintage Pledge Make #1, the blouse from Simplicity 3688 1940's retro pattern. I'm on a mission to increase my vintage inspired wardrobe and this was a great top to start with.

I used a deep cherry crepe, which hangs beautifully, though I think it was a little heavy for this blouse as the slightly odd pleats in the front waist don't drape too well. The fabric was a remnant that I got for £3, so this was a super bargain too.

This is a very quick make and I think I'll make another in a  Liberty print as it will drape beautifully. 

Not sure what's on my cutting table next, so I'd better get rummaging through those patterns and work my way through some of that fabric stash. 


  1. I join in with the vintage pledge and really enjoy it, i have made one thing a month so far so doing well. I love that vintage skirt and have Gerties book for better sewing but have been resisting the casuals one for no reason other than I have lots of books already. is it good? I really want capri trousers. Jo x

    1. Hi Jo, one a month is impressive, I'm feeling slack now! This book has the most 'everyday' wearable pieces in it, all of which still have the vintage vibe to them. There are a variety of garments, dresses, cigarette pants, a summer romper (playsuit), cardigan with knit fabric etc, so you can make a varied wardrobe for all seasons! Treat yourself, there's no such thing as too many books! C x

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