Like many seamstresses, I got utterly sucked in by vintage patterns soon after I began sewing. The 1950s was my favourite era - the gorgeous illustrations give a tantalising glimpse into a glamorous life in which you swan around in a slinky dress with perfect hair. Back in real life however, I got fed up of slaving over lovely dresses which I rarely had the opportunity to wear as they just didn't fit into my lifestyle.
(To be fair, I've made both of these dresses, but they were both made to wear to weddings)
I've got a couple of vintage patterns which I've made more than once and have become firm favourites. The one seam skirt from this pattern, made several times:
Here are a few other patterns from my stash:
This is what I'm making at the minute - fabric already bought and cut. It wasn't until I cut it that I noticed the cute shaped collar and front pleat
Really want to make some nice new nightwear
This will surely be the year I make some kind of slip or similar...
Maybe it's time to revisit this vintage classic, previously abandoned in frustration, now I have cracked the broad upper back adjustment?
"During 2014, I, Kerry of Kestrel Makes, will make 3 items from vintage patterns"
I'm hoping that 3 items will be achievable and am looking forward to making use of some of my stash. Do you sew from vintage patterns and are you taking the vintage pledge?