Thursday, August 14, 2014

Simplicity 1609...

Here's another from the "I bought this fabric when it was too cold to think about sleeveless anything" series. 

I was so excited when I got Simplicity 1609:

I am nuts about this style of 60s dresses.  I generally use 60s patterns but modern sizing makes a world of difference.

I made A, the green one with my own spin on green.

I was a bit worried at first (thinking it might not fit), but it fits amazingly and I love it!  (Note: In this photo it's not hemmed, so it will be a little shorter when it's finished.)

Here's a close up of the fabric and the buttons I used which are vintage rhinestone buttons:

Totally love this dress! 

McCall's 5887...

I can't tell you when I cut this out, but I know it was a long time ago.  The pattern is now out of print if that tells you anything.  I don't know why I do that, cut stuff out and then ignore it.  I think I mainly do that with brocade.

The vest was made of a lovely brocade:

It doesn't photograph well as it's somewhere between these two pictures (brown and yellow).  Neither photo does it justice.

I used McCall's 5887:

 I made A:

Because I had two gorgeous vintage glass buttons, I only did two buttons instead of three.  This is my nod to Steampunk which I absolutely adore.  I think the vest turned out pretty good.  What do you think?