Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Vintage Pattern Makes

As I said in my last post, I’ve made two new outfits for my granddaughter MacKensie, using vintage patterns.  I LOVE vintage patterns!  The styles seem so much cuter than many of the current patterns. (although I do use them too)  The first outfit I made was of a very fine, extremely soft baby wale corduroy. The colour is hard to describe, it is sort of a soft brown with a slight sheen, but it looks different in pictures. I also made a pale green tee shirt to go with it.
(ack! I knew my camera pics weren’t great, but I didn’t think they were this bad. Time to get my camera fixed!)
I used these patterns,
Simplicity 8939 from 1970, in size 1
Simplicity 5706 from 1973, in size 1
They were both very easy to sew, and I’m sure I’ll use them again.  The second outfit I used Simplicity 8939 to make the pants in a lovely aqua cord, and fashioned my own little top/tunic in micro fleece to match. Please disregard the old, stained onesie underneath!
Oh! I wish these pictures were better! The aqua colour is so vibrant and bright, the photos don’t do it justice. Oh well, you get the idea anyway.
I guess I should have said I made three outfits, but I forgot all about this last set. I cut out this little top and pair of shorts last summer and never got around to sewing them. No matter, now she has a new set for this year!
All in all, I think I’ve done fairly well with my stash busting this month. With these items alone I used up 7 pieces of stash fabric, (includes lining for jumper) or about 4 meters. I still have a few more items to blog about in the next few days, so my total is rising and my stash is (slowly) going down!
Until next time, Happy Stitching!

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  1. Anne - I love the Blue & White Fleece Such an adorable cozy warm outfit!

  2. These are so adorable! I think they are cuter made up than even on the pattern!
    Great job on the stash busting too! Make sure you enter them in the link party over at Cation's blog.

  3. These are darling. Also have been searching out vintage/old patterns for my granddaughter . I love your choice of fabrics. Thanks for sharing today.
    Donna @ onceuponasewingmachine.com

  4. Vintage patterns rock! These turned out so cute!

  5. I think the blue fleece tunic is adorable! You could easily change it ever so slightly to make it into a vest.

  6. I love vintage patterns! Such cute outfits- I'm glad I found your blog! I'm subscribing!

  7. Just adorable. Please share it on Creative Crafts Thursday, www.creativecraftsthursday.blogspot.com, and any of your favorite projects each and every week!

  8. Such beautiful work! I agree, the styles of vintage clothing is way cuter than those we have nowadays.