Friday, 14 September 2012

Vintage patterns

No dates on any of these. The pattern pieces have perforations and notches - no printed lines. All the paper has age discolouration/spotting.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Silk New Look 6732

I have made another flutter sleeve top from New Look 6732 (the same pattern from the Pink Cutie last blog post). This time I used a fine thin silk fabric remnant. It wrinkles easily but irons and holds a crease well.

  •  I thought the pink cutie version from the last post was a fraction too roomy so I re cut the pattern a size smaller - it seems quite a roomy cut - now sewing the size 8 and I don't generally buy this in ready to wear.
  • I hand basted the sleeve hems before sewing
  • To set the sleeves in I pinned then basted before sewing then overlocking the seams
  • The side seams, centre back and hems were all overlocked after sewing.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Pink Cutie

This top is made from a remnant of man made fibre - some polyester nylon something or other, it has self stripes, a slight stretch and is tough to sew. Despite feeling delicate, pins and needles have difficulty penetrating it - I used sticky tape to position the sewing line for the darts and when cutting out the pattern pieces.

The seams are over locked and the hem and sleeve edges roll hemmed with navy woolly polyester thread on the over locker.

Navy blue rolled hem on sleeve