A few months ago my lovely mum (and best friend) started to teach me how to sew. She comes from a long line of tailors and machinists and is really skilled at sewing
I found a great little pattern in an op-shop and made a lovely little high-waisted swimsuit/playsuit in which I intend to make many more for myself!
Inside the sewing box...
Bits and pieces...
Vintage pin case.
This is a 1965 vintage pattern I was lucky enough to find and I have made it my practice pattern to work on skills before I improve enough to make other things. I have made the swimsuit/playsuit (as mentioned above) because it's just so adorable and it was exactly what I wanted!
I made this a few months ago. My mum helped me make it and guided me through it all, I'm so lucky to have her and her sewing skills!
It has a little zip on the back too.
I would wear this under dresses and even to the beach! I might try making it with proper swimming material one day... and I might extend the length of the shorts one time too.
Here are some photos of the dress my mum originally made for me:
I love this dress so much! My mum is very clever, I'm really love learning how to sew and I'll be sure to blog about other things I make in the future. I'm quite busy at the moment with university so I will probably have to wait until the end of the semester for bigger projects.
Kayla - GracefullyVintage