...or perhaps not, but it sure felt like a lot of pictures when they were being taken. I never fully appreciated how difficult it is.
Anyway, I love vintage patterns, and if I see one I have to buy it, I always justify it by telling myself I will never see it again
. The four below are ones that I have made up recently.
The first is my fav of all of them, and is early 60's. It is made of this pretty blue material which is woven of lots of different colour blues, and given how it crackles I am assuming it is 100% synthetic. I bought it already cut at a market, and I think it might be early 80's. It frayed like mad, and if you pulled two ends of a small peice it was liable to come apart. One of the button holes is coming off it at the moment
. I'll get around to fixing it someday. It is much shorter than the pattern because I ran out of material, but I figure knees aren't such taboo objects nowadays. I'm wearing a petticoat with it.http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/49590P1010055.JPG
It doesn't sag around the waist that much, or at least it wouldn't if I stood up straight. I wear a belt with it mostly because I wasn't happy with the waist seam.
This and item #3 were both lucky finds at St Vinnies, both half price and costing about 20 cents each. It didn't come with an envelope, but I am guessing mid to late 60's. The material is a light brown cord, and I feel a bit like a sofa in it. http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/49590P1010063.JPG
This pattern was published in 1980, and its a pencil skirt with pleating at the front, so you can walk in it. The pleats were nasty to do in my material which was this pinstriped suiting stuff that didn't like to be ironed. http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/49590P1010068.JPG
and just to prove that there are pleats there:http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/49590P1010070.JPG
hehe, my belly is so round
This last one isn't actually made from a vintage pattern, but it looks
vintagish, so its here anyway. It was made from a simplicity wardrobe top that I added a skirt to, and a flounce to make up length. http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/49590P1010061.JPG
Once again I messed up the waist seam, so the belt goes with it. Petticoat to give it some volume, and to hide the uneven hem
These are the patterns I used for them, lol, check out the waist on the early 60's one!http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/49590P1010071.JPG
Except to say that I hope you like them, and as a side note it is my first project post in this forum, and I hope I can measure up to all your beautiful creations.