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|Style||Casual, Retro / Vintage, Cute, Mod, Eco-Friendly|
What was your source for this sewing project?
Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo Simplicity 6928 (circa 1970)
What materials did you use? Rowan "Water" from Kaffee Fassett Collective and green/white gingham from my fabric stash. The top only has three pattern pieces... it's a fun thing to put together. So easy.
What are you most proud of? The combination of old and new... it was fun sewing up an old pattern of mine from 'the good old days'. did you see the price on the pattern? $1.50! It's selling used online for $9.99. I think I'll call mom up and see if I have any other patterns still hanging around at home. :D
What advice would you give someone starting this project? Have fun! I had to piece the fat quarters together to have enough fabric, and that was the creative part. I felt a little Anne Marie Horner there, concocting a delicious combination of prints and colors. (smiles). What was definitely easier 30 years later... *having a tube turner to turn the ties right side out... *knowing Margaret Islander's "burrito method" for sewing the bodice part almost all the way closed... and *using my edge stitching foot on my machine for perfect edge-stitching (I can only wonder what my original project's finishing touches looked like!) I also used a pair of vintage scallop shears ~given to me by a wonderful seamstress friend, to grade those 5/8" seams... worked like a charm.