Thursday, May 7, 2009

Vintage Sewing Patterns

I visited my family in Sacramento a couple of weeks ago and my Nana passed on some of her children's clothing patterns. I was so excited and once I finished a girl's birthday outfit (can't show you now because her mommy reads this blog) I got right to sewing this pattern. There isn't a date on this pattern, but I am guessing it is early 80's if my Nana was sewing for me or my sister? I love the pattern and only wish I had one in every size.

I found this fabric at Joann's after searching high and low for a modern/decent print. The whole wall of their Calico Cottons now have a warning saying, "Prop 65: This fabric contains formaldehyde." What next?

Anyways, I loved using the print and messed up because I didn't cut the piece out correctly, but the front pocket kind of makes it look less pieced together.

The back.

This dress will be given to Laurel, who I babysit, for her third birthday. I hope it fits. I still don't know if patterns are true to ages. I know I usually give kids clothing in one size larger than their age. Time will tell.

*The pictures are blurry because I had to hold Blake in one arm and take the picture with the other. Our little camera is very sick so the screen on the back shows red, wavy lines and I can't tell if my object is actually in the frame.

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