These are the final 2 garments that I made – well apart form a shirt that I made for my husband in the ‘Modesto’ print. Maybe I’ll be able to persuade him to model it for a couple of photos, but for now I’m happy that I have managed to show the ones that I made for myself.
I also briefly mentioned these two garments back here when I thought it would encourage me to finish them quicker if I made them as part of a Sew-Along.
The first and easiest was this skirt in my Senora print,
I LOVE this pattern envelope, It is a mail order pattern from The Weekly Star Farmer, Kansas City Missouri. This pattern has fascinated me since I bought it – I love the fact that it has the name and address of the person who bought it (Mrs Wayne Buelling, Stover Missouri 2780-28) I did get a bit obsessed and tried to see if I could find the address on Google Earth and I also got slightly more obsessed and tried to date the postmark but despite finding several websites on the subject I was unable to date it. This is probably the reason I’m only now blogging about making the skirt 8 months later!
I was really pleased that I managed to make this skirt out of just a metre of fabric,
I always like to finish all my seams properly. I know that no one actually sees them but I can’t bring myself to finish them with pinking shears or an overlocker.
I really like the little straps/belt carriers on the front of the skirt. They were easy enough to make but tricky to get positioned equally,
They each have a button stitched to hold the lower flap in place – I’ve only just sewn one on here,
And here’s the final product,
I have a belt in orange that I meant to put on too but forgot – thinking about making a top in lemon yellow to try with the skirt but not sure if black isn’t better?
Last but not least is the second garment I made for the Sew-Along, I made another Butterick Retro ’52 pattern B4790.
I’d had a heads up on this pattern from Cindy at Edelweiss Patterns Blog She explained that a lot of the ‘Retro’ patterns are redesigned for the ‘modern figure’ and that if I went ahead and made it as per instructions it wouldn’t look much like the pattern illustration. She was right – if you read her blog post there are photos of how it would look and that wasn’t the look I wanted. I followed the directions and it worked perfectly.
And here it is, I’m so glad that I read Cindys blog or I would have been really disappointed with the result but as it is I love it.