If the 1980's are considered vintage, does that mean that I'm vintage too???
About a month ago, my mom and I went to church rummage sale. This is the second time I've been to it and last time we scored 2 vintage sewing machines (which I have yet to post!!!) This time around we got some fun fabric, a vintage sheet, some notions (a pointer press, grommet setter, etc) and patterns for a nickel each. Found some really fun patterns including this one:
I think my mom found it, but it was in my size (sort of) so I nabbed it. I was drawn to it because it resembles my favorite outfit when I was in pre-school, a white jumper (shorts attached to the top). I remember it had thin red, blue and yellow vertical stripes and it buttoned at the shoulder. I think the buttons were pieces of fruit! I loved that thing, but it was a pain to use the restroom. Definitely a challenge for a 5 year old.
Then a couple weeks ago I went to JoAnn's for some patterns and found a blue and white stripe poly charmeuse! A match made in heaven!
So here's the top:
I decided that since I was working with poly charmeuse for the first time, I would not do the buttons at the shoulder. I'm surprised I had very little trouble working with the fabric. It did not press well though and shredded like crazy. I sewed french seams throughout and lengthened the pattern by 1". I should have widened it in the hips a little, but it fits, just a little snug. I want to make a white skirt now to go with it. Still haven't decided on whether or not I will put the pocket on. What do you think? Does it need it?