Ain’t It Fun

When you have a great pattern, you cannot just make it up once!

1948 Simplicity 2381

1948 Simplicity 2381

I did say when I posted Bow Ties are Cool that I was going to make another in a more modern print for Belle to keep for herself.  Well, it’s done!

 

Simplicity 2381 in blue & white floral cotton

Simplicity 2381 in blue & white floral cotton

The fabric is a cotton, bought whilst on holiday in Cornwall in August, another purchase from The Remnant House in Bude.  There really is nothing not to like about this pattern, & so, so much to love!  The sleeves are great, cuffs make a short sleeve far more interesting!

We love the bow tied!

We love the bow tied!

Already there is a request for another!  Now there is a reason why I have to sell some of the things I make, and it’s not only because the patterns are in sizes that wouldn’t fit Belle.  Her wardrobe is packed!  Now that her older sister has gone back to her University residence, Belle has quite happily annexed her wardrobe too!  So we’ll have to see about another.  But I do like it!  :D

simplicity 2381

This reallly is one of those vintage patterns you can make up today & wear with no-one any the wiser.  It lends itself to most colours & patterns, but even made in a crisp white cotton poplin & worn with a business suit, this would look fantastic!

Because you need to see more than just the front & the pretty bow!

Because you need to see more than just the front & the pretty bow!

Ain't it fun - to wear (modern) vintage!  :)

Ain’t it fun – to wear (modern) vintage! :)

Now I’d better get cracking with the next item on my sewing table.  I’ll give you a sneak peek in a day or two.  I also need to decide on the next dress to make for Frocktober….

 

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