I have been converted. Until this year, vintage patterns were to be bought, coo’ed over, packaged up & stored in a box, somewhere safe. I love them, love the prettieness of them, but never really considered wearing vintage myself. It’s just not “me”. But this year something changed. It all started in February when Rochelle from Lucky Lucille issued her Sew for Victory sewalong. I’m also blaming daughter no2. I floated the idea of making something for her, promising all the while it would not look too “old-fashioned”. Well, it didn’t, what’s more, she looked great in what I made & asked for another.
So basically it’s their fault I’ve neglected my Japanese pattern cutting books & my original blog which was to document all the completely-from-scratch garments I was going to make. Daughter No2 was made for vintage. In fact, to be perfectly honest with you, she was made to wear just about anything! She is my principal muse & model, my Vintage Belle.
You can see what trouble I get into on my Vintage board on Pinterest, and how far into it all I am on my Burdastyle projects page! It’s got to the stage where I am selling some of the stuff now on Etsy too! And still I sew. I don’t think I’ll be truly satisfied until I’ve made up every pattern I have – so this is going to be a long journey!
I leave you with some photos of work done…