Wednesday, 12 August 2020

50's style cherry dress with low back. Sunny dress for the hot Summer days!

It’s a beautiful day to be wearing a 50s style cherry print dress! Self-drafted pattern by me, Miss J and if you’re sharp you’ll see it’s the longer version of the yellow dress posted previously. It's fully underlined with lapped zip. It's a statement dress for sure!

Sunny yellow low back dress with vintage hem

Sometimes you don’t need to buy a pattern. I saw this dress, (swipe right to see) liked it and it inspired me to make something similar. So I did! Went to town on this one, it’s underlined with a vintage hand-sewn ribbon hem and an all in one facing. It’s heavy, feels quality when it’s on. You can’t put this in your hand luggage!πŸ˜€. 

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This is one wide hem to be hand-sewing!

Hand-sewn vintage style ribbon hem. 

Strapless Evening ( or day) dress what long full skirt and beautiful pattern matching across the bodice!

Anyone remember @gertie18 Sew Retro perfect Bombshell dress class? Used the bodice from that for this and a self-drafted skirt.Made last minute for a work Xmas do and put the bow on to hide where I burnt it with the ironπŸ˜‚πŸ€£#bluprint #sewersofinstagram #craftsy#memade

                                                                  This print is gorgeous!

                                                 Look at that pattern matching across the seams!!!

Gone Dotty!

This is the outcome of my pattern hack to Style 1273 - a 1980s summer dress with buttons down the front.  The 80's sleeves had to go and I wanted to have a yoke at the front without the buttons. The changes I made were:
amending the from buttons to remove the Button placket and closing it up.  Adding a zip to the back. Now, I didn't have sufficient fabric so I had to carefully pattern match across the dots at centre front.  Can you believe that? Laborious or what? Happy with the outcome though!

Tuesday, 4 August 2020

There's a new chick coming though on here....

If you follow this blog you'll be familiar with this model.  This is the lovely tailors dummy who is usually front and centre to model whatever I have created.  She's been great. So versatile and requires very little pay! As much as I love my tailors dummy, she is not exactly me. I'm shaped just a little differently and at the end of the day, the garments are made to fit me.  So, I'm afraid you're gonna see a new chick coming through on here. 

Tailors dummy wearing a strapless 50's style dress with red cherry print and boned bodice.

So here I am, out of the shadows and front and centre. Not your average model but then again who wants to be average!

It’s a vintage vibe. 50’s style dress with boning, lining & horsehair braid. It certainly stands out in a crowd! I used Burda 5/2001#122a & Butterick B6019 for the circle skirt as I was lazy to draft my own. As usual there were some shenanigans with the fabric as I didn’t have enough.πŸ™„ #50sdress#sewersofinstagram #sewersgonnasew#vintagestyle #rockabillystyle#memade #fashionista#missjsewsusesapattern #missjsews#sewingproject #fabricland
Horse hair braid on the outside of the lining. It's itchy!