The blast from Vogue’s past to
The Simplicity classic shirts to
The Pins and Needles with the great skirt to
Drop me a mail* with contact details and I’ll pop them in La Poste. I’d love to see what you come up with.
I’m thinning out the pattern shelves again, and this one is looking for a latterday sixties swinger.
I made the pinafore dress aka jumper for someone else and reviewed it in 2009, the thumbnail is still on the review, but the main picture fell foul of a flickr purge. A couple of shots of the fastening detail emerged from the memory card in my Kodak. The 2009 version was done as a reversible, with some Quant inspired flowers on one side.
I didn’t make the blouse or pants up, and here’s the caveat. Somewhere along the way, the blouse collar pattern has gone awol. So I’ve taken a stab at drafting one which I hope will closely resemble the picture, but it hasn’t been tested yet. If you plump for this pattern, be ready to do a collar toile and tweak if necessary. The envelope has a battered and blotched look, the instruction sheet is fading to mellow yellow, but the diagrams are clear. The pattern pieces themselves have the comprehensive markings of yesteryear , but have taken a battering – aged sellotape repairs by someone, Mum? Sis? Me? Still completely useable.
I need to pass this on, if only to avoid drowning in waves of nostalgia for stitching simple shapes, and seeing Blow Up at the Odeon.
Draw open until the end of Feb.
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