A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Join us for fun, contests and discussions on Craftster's Facebook page!
Total Members: 295,060
Currently Running With Scissors:
505 Guests and 14 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: 1 2 3 [4] 5 6 7
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Retro/vintage/thrift-a-long  (Read 19841 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
shorty3boys
Offline Offline

Posts: 336
Joined: 25-Apr-2006

Life is short, JEEP nekid!!!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #30 on: February 01, 2007 11:03:17 AM »

 Smiley awww! thanks!  that made my day!  i hope the play judges think so too!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

An apple a day keeps anyone away if you throw it at them hard enough Smiley

MY Wists.....
http://www.wists.com/dirtyjeepgirl75
Myspace.....
http://www.myspace.com/shorty3boys

My Ravelry ID: shorty3boys
MyDestny
« Reply #31 on: February 14, 2007 08:33:34 AM »

Hey CleanDirty,

I think that's the original style of the Retro Whirlaway dress that butterick has released about 5 times. It looks just like the dress I made for my daughter's 8th grade graduation. See here:

The original post
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=89632.0

And my daughters:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=89632.220

It's really cute but if it's like the pattern that they have out now, watch the area that comes together. The size I cut was an 8 and my daughter is a 0. When I got it all together, we barely had enough fabric to close it with clips at the front!!
« Last Edit: February 14, 2007 08:37:17 AM by MyDestny » THIS ROCKS   Logged

...i finished off the rest of the ice cream so i expect to be having another butt in the morning!!

www.etsy.com/GeneriOnline
http://www.generionline.com
knotty_girl
« Reply #32 on: February 14, 2007 09:53:13 AM »

Yay!  That's so cute, I love it!  I'm almost finished with my wrap-around 70s skirt. The wrap around belt thingy was such a pain and after getting it on, it's not long enough to wrap around my waist and tie.  Ugh!  So as soon as I'm finished with that I'll post up a picture.  I was even able to make it with some vintage fabric. Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged
epilepticlemur
« Reply #33 on: February 14, 2007 12:23:11 PM »

I have about 100 vintage patterns and still getting more. But one problem, i am afriad to cut them. Half of them are still factory folded. =[ But I might have to find one that has been cut and try it. Ive never used a pattern or made any clothing but i own a sewing machine. Gotta get started soon. lol

Definitely trace your patterns!  That's what I'm doing.  I feel bad about damaging the vulnerable patterns, when they've already been around so many years. 
I bought pattern tracing cloth.  It's see through and has small red dots on it.  (which is there so you can check the grain.) 
I used crayon to trace.  Marker bleeds though, and pen wouldn't show up. 
The tracing cloth is durable enough that you can pin the pieces together to get a good idea of the fit, without having to need to make a whole practice garment. 
My pattern will need some adjustments, or else it will be a little too small. 

I bought fabric, and have traced my pattern pieces.   
   
I took some pictures, but I'm great with the computer.  The computer will not acknowledge me trying to upload.  I'll have to wait to post, until someone comes home. 
« Last Edit: February 14, 2007 12:32:14 PM by epilepticlemur » THIS ROCKS   Logged
gsdbooks
« Reply #34 on: February 15, 2007 12:29:24 PM »

I have always been leary of buying old patterns in fear that some of thoes pieces will be missing. How often do you find that to be the case? Or do you feel like you can tell if all the pieces are there?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

cleandirty
« Reply #35 on: February 15, 2007 02:51:18 PM »

Hey CleanDirty,

I think that's the original style of the Retro Whirlaway dress that butterick has released about 5 times. It looks just like the dress I made for my daughter's 8th grade graduation. See here:

The original post
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=89632.0

And my daughters:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=89632.220

It's really cute but if it's like the pattern that they have out now, watch the area that comes together. The size I cut was an 8 and my daughter is a 0. When I got it all together, we barely had enough fabric to close it with clips at the front!!

Hee.  Yes, it's pretty close, but although the principle is 'xactly the same this one wraps to the back.  However, I will be sure to watch for any looming button placement issues, as you suggest.

BTW, your daughter looks great!

I have always been leary of buying old patterns in fear that some of thoes pieces will be missing. How often do you find that to be the case? Or do you feel like you can tell if all the pieces are there?

A lot of the old patterns that are still around have never been used, believe it or not.  This is easy to tell, 'cause the pattern will not have been cut, if it was printed, or will still be in "factory folds" (which are generally very crisp) if it is perforated. 

If the pattern has been used, you will have to count the pieces to insure they are all there.  If you're at a thrift store/yard sale it is not at all a big deal to take patterns out and do this.

However, I frequently engage in a little cost/benefit analysis . . . if patterns cost 10 cents or whatever, I'll frequently just buy them without confirming completeness.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I know a girl, who had premarital sex?  Do you know what she did on graduation day?  DIED! -- Mr. Weir, Freaks and Geeks
knotty_girl
« Reply #36 on: April 09, 2007 10:13:18 AM »

Finally.  I finished this a while back but have been unable to locate the cords to my digital camera.  So, I justdecided to take pictures with my cell phone instead.

Anyhoo, I did a wrap around skirt from a 70's pattern with some fabric that's also from the 70s (leftovers from some curtains my grandmother made a long time ago).

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v225/rhudasia/misc/Knotty%20Girls%20Club/skirt.jpg

« Last Edit: April 20, 2013 08:49:14 PM by meleriffic - Reason: changed non-working image to link » THIS ROCKS   Logged
GraceOblivious
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 2158
Joined: 18-Jun-2005


View Profile WWW
« Reply #37 on: April 09, 2007 10:34:50 AM »

Oh man! that brings back memories.  Yep, the print is definitely right for the wrap 70's skirt.  Great work!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Etsy http://www.feltsewcrafty.etsy.com
Zibbet http://www.zibbet.com/aTranquilNook
Blog http://aTranquilNook.blogspot.com/
Oh how I love to Sew and Make felt
sarahtar
« Reply #38 on: April 09, 2007 10:35:17 PM »

I have always been leary of buying old patterns in fear that some of thoes pieces will be missing. How often do you find that to be the case? Or do you feel like you can tell if all the pieces are there?

If I have time/desire, I just pull out the pieces and count them. But generally, I don't worry about it unless I"m paying a lot for the pattern. I am such a bargain hunter, I think the most I've paid for a single vintage pattern was $5.

I have found, though, that if I am missing pieces, I can usually find something similar from my collection to substitute a piece for. I'm currently sewing a 40s pantsuit and the pattern was missing one of the larger pieces. I have a similar pattern in my collection, and was able to use the piece from that pattern with a few adjustments as a substitute for the missing piece. Not a huge deal! Mostly, though, missing pieces are like facings or pockets, which are REALLY no big deal, and can easily be drawn out.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Wallypop, Affordable cloth diapers, slings, & other products for natural families.
Boulevard Designs, My Etsy shop
One Crafty Girl, My Blog about crafting
sarahtar
« Reply #39 on: April 09, 2007 10:50:03 PM »

It's a size too big (it's for next winter), but here's my son in his 1930s suit made from corduroy.

(ok, apparently I don't have enough posts to post pictures, so just go to my crafting blog for pictures of the suit and of the pattern (Hollywood from the 30s, I believe).

http://onecraftygirl.wordpress.com/2007/03/26/39/

THIS ROCKS   Logged

Wallypop, Affordable cloth diapers, slings, & other products for natural families.
Boulevard Designs, My Etsy shop
One Crafty Girl, My Blog about crafting
Threads you might like:
Pages: 1 2 3 [4] 5 6 7 Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Benefits of Using Gaffer Tape
Stop Motion Recorder for the iPhone
The Making of Tarzan: Where Science and Art Meet
Tron: Legacy Costume Designer Talks Light-Up Fabrics, Style, and the Future of Fashion
The VIDADIFH Show: James L. Brooks
Latest Blog Articles
Spotlight On: Amigurumi
Mr X Stitch Presents: The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge - Karen Casper
Tute Tuesday: Wooden Chain

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.