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Topic: 1969 McCall's 9784 shorts made from an old curtain - WIN  (Read 846 times)
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« on: April 05, 2013 03:20:16 PM »

So I'm not the best when it comes to following patterns. Too much to pay attention to (more like I can't handle the constant reading and re-reading that comes with pattern reading and moi - more about that in my dyslexia stress-out post over on my blog here: http://www.dearestjackdaw.com/2013/03/pattern-therapy-dyslexia-busting-flirty.html), I like to just go with the flow and see what I can come up with!

BUT, I have to learn.. I HAVE TO! So I decided to sit down and concentrate for the first time in a long time and actually FOLLOW a pattern, the whole way though (ok maybe I made a tweak here and there but not a lot!) And I'm super happy with the results!

The fabric was an old curtain I picked up from a car boot sale ages ago for about 50p (I have so much of this fabric!). Everything else I already had in my stash. Only the best project, 100% FREE!

This is a vintage 1969 McCall's (9784) Misses pattern given to me by my grandmother along with tonnes of other cool vintage patterns. I wanted to start with something simple since I lose concentration so easily (seriously, I have so many half finished dresses!) so I chose the short portion of this two-piece pattern. I love them, so much, and they fit PERFECTLY! I'm deffo going to work my way through the box of patterns to make some more cool stuff! What do you think? I'm definitely going to make some more of these in other cool fabrics ready for summer!

Here's the outcome:

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« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2013 03:38:45 PM »

I think I made this outfit when I was young, many moons away. OR at least I remember the square neck line! Loved it. The shorts are so cute!
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« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2013 11:22:41 PM »

Lovely fabric to use for shorts. Very summery.
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« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2013 06:17:37 PM »

these look really cute! i might just have to start digging out one of my old shorts patterns and make myself a pair Cheesy
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So  cute! Really good job! Smiley
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