for me

August 18, 2008 at 9:14 pm 2 comments

Isn’t that little dress/tunic/jumper on the left sweet?  And it has pockets!  Every dress should have pockets.

I’ve slowly been collecting vintage sewing patterns (mostly from the 70s) because someday I’ll learn how to read a pattern.  And at less than $1 each how can I go wrong?

My eye is on the summery middle version.  I think the fabric in the illustration is supposed to be an apple print.  Cute, but I would probably go for something a little less busy.

And these “one-yard shorts” look fun–especially the red cuffed and drawstring versions.  Of course, it could just be that those totally cool and extremely leggy ladies are convincing models.  “If I make these shorts my legs will grow 18 inches longer!”  These are the sorts of subconscious thoughts that run through the mind of one stubby hopelessly squat petite girl.

Wish me luck.


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Magik Quilter  |  August 19, 2008 at 7:26 am

    They are wonderful and its not too hard to work with patterns. Biggest problem is our petite height as you say!

  • 2. maggie  |  September 17, 2008 at 5:43 am

    you should try to find a “swirl” (that’s the brand name) dress from the 50s. i have several of my grandmothers and they are the perfect thing for wearing on a summer day. they have pockets and most tie around the waist. check it out!

    i haven’t been able to find a pattern for them, but i’m considering taking one of mine apart to make a pattern. i would wear one everyday if i could!


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