July 24, 2013A Very Retro Reconstruction – An Upcoming Project Preview!
As most of you know, I keep myself busy chasing after my two year old, and selling fabric online on my website Sew What? Also, in addition to that, I also do some sewing for other people. It’s usually just things like repairs and alterations, however sometimes something comes along that I can be more creative with, and work in some retro style!
A friend of mine recently asked me to do something with some caftans that she brought back from Mexico.
She really likes the prints, but she is quite tiny, and it’s a lot of fabric for her to be wearing! She also feels a bit like she’s channelling Mrs. Roper from Three’s Company in them!
As you can see, quite big and really square. She really likes a sleeveless shift dress that I made from Simplicity 3559, which is a vintage pattern that Simplicity reissued a few years ago.
I dug through my vintage pattern stash and found this cute 60s Simplicty shift – Simplicity 7010
This pattern will work well (it’s even the right size, yay!) even with the one change that I plan to make – I am going to keep the original neckline, since it works well with the print.
Check back next week to see how the finished dresses turned out!