I have a lot, I mean a lot of vintage patterns, 20's, 30's, 40's and so on and I LOVE to actually make them up. Sometimes they sew up like a dream, I love the little design quirks, clever seams, cunning folds, little tucks. They may require carefully taping the fragile directions and copying them, usually crumbling into scraps as I handle the paper. The patterns are generally in good shape, I use them as is or transfer them onto something a bit sturdier if I need to enlarge them. I'm not such a purist that I won't use the original.
I have had this pattern in my stash for years and wanted a quick, cute and satisfying project as a palate cleanser.
It was fun to sew and should have come out to better effect, but the fabric was not really rayon and didn't have enough drape. The thing came out rather boxy. And no one wants that, especially if you are gifted in the bustular area.
|The ties are just scraps of fabric, once I saw how this was going I didn't bother.|
|Cute neck detail, and who doesn't like a novelty print?|
I am a sucker for a novelty print, I thought this was rayon when I bought it. It washed up very soft, I thought it would have enough drape.
Now I have to get going on a J.P. Ryan pattern, which I have never attempted but am told make up beautifully.
|That would be view "A"|
Ever Your Thimble Servant,