my favorite #vintagepledge make of the year.
I brightened up January with a wool skirt in a fantastic shade of pencil yellow (McCalls 7704, 1965).
February brought a continued quest for a decent little white blouse (Simplicity 4888, c1963). Still not quite achieved, sadly enough.
In April I began the "muslin" for my wedding dress jacket and spent a zillion years hand sewing a black lace jacket (Simplicity 5343, 1963). I learned so much, but I sooo hated it.
One of my favorite pieces of the year, I wore this aquamarine silk cocktail dress to about a zillion May weddings (Simplicity 6220, 1965).
And I wore this pink silk confection (Simplicity 5343, 1963) to my own!
extra-cool matched set from two vintage patterns (Simplicity 3480, date unknown but 50s/60s; Simplicity 5299, date unknown but 50s/60s).
In July I wrote a guest post for the Sewcialists blog about a vintage silk slip (Simplicity 4218, c1960) and I did some frankenpatterning and a bit of freestyle draping to make myself a tiki-inspired dress (Simplicity 5343, 1963; McCall's 7704, 1965).
DIY a 1969 nightgown in August (McCall's 2137, 1969).
And another tutorial in September, this time about how I deal with awkward princess seam darts, common in bullet-bra era patterns. I also shared one of my first makes, a blue wool shift in a perfect shape (Simplicity 7737, 1968).
Wednesday Addams look (Simplicity 7737, 1968).
a 1960s Lilly Pulitzer lookalike (Simplicity 7194, 1967).
a glamourous holiday gown (Simplicity 8013, repro). I have since worn it to multiple holiday parties (with plans to wear it to two more) so I'm trying my best to get as much use out of an admittedly somewhat impractical dress as possible.
It's safe to say I completed my pledge--and maybe made up for last year's failure as well! I did a lot of sewing this year (something I'd like to continue in 2016!) and most of it was vintage. What about you? Did you complete your pledge? What was your favorite vintage make of the year? Are you ready to pledge yourself to vintage once again in the new year? I am!
ps: don't forget you have until december 31st at midnight (UK time) to enter into the vintage pledge competition on pinterest!!
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