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first post from me [Jul. 1st, 2007|10:36 am]
Sewing from vintage 60s patterns

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[oh_meow]


Take one slighly hideous evening dress pattern and remove the fussy interfacing ...
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Apologies for the shoddy photos, I borrowed my housemate's camera and I'm not used to it. My faithful canon has gone awol about the house somewhere. It's very frustrating.

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Made from vintage corduroy lined with modern floral cotton . I only had 1m of the corduroy so I had to split some of the bodice into several parts in order to fit it on the fabric. The flimsy floral cotton lining was a pain in the arse. The photo I took of the lining didn't come out to my satisfaction. I guess I'll take some better photos when I find my own camera.

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The blouse is one I already own (from h&m I believe), I put it on because the dummy happens to be the exact same shade of blue as the dress and it looked very confusing otherwise

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[User Picture]From: spacelog
2007-07-01 12:26 pm (UTC)

Oh I love it!

My weakness has always been these kind of dresses, I don't know what it is about them which makes me want to sew dozens of them, from different materials, etc.

I still haven't opened the box o'patterns I got after my grandma died. All authentic, all the wrong sizes for me, and that's why I've kept it in the closet since I have no time to be scaling those patterns no matter how much I love them!

But be sure I'll be reporting back here if I ever get to finish one of those darlings :)
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[User Picture]From: oh_meow
2007-07-01 12:33 pm (UTC)

Re: Oh I love it!

I rarely bother to alter the patterns, I just let them out/in in the places where I'm fatter/thinner. It probably helps that I am the proportions the sizes are set for though.
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[User Picture]From: spacelog
2007-07-01 01:13 pm (UTC)

Re: Oh I love it!

My problem is that I'm nowhere near the proportions, so I can't just wing it.
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[User Picture]From: railroad_eyes
2007-07-01 03:37 pm (UTC)
This is just adorable! =D I love that shade of blue.
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[User Picture]From: oh_meow
2007-07-01 03:51 pm (UTC)
I hoarded that fabric for about 18 months until I found the right pattern
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