Sunday, 23 September 2012

Another Little Sewing Project...

Hi Everyone!

Today I finished sewing a little vintage playsuit! The vintage pattern I used is from 1965 (some of you may recognise the design as I've made one of these playsuits previously and it is on the blog).




 The finished product! I'm very happy with it! I bought the fabric from an op-shop for $1 and got lots of it. I don't want to use expensive fabric as I'm still learning and practicing. My mums first reaction to this fabric was "It looks like pillow case material!" But we both thought it looked pretty good once it became a garment. I made the top slightly longer underneath the bust too.
The pattern I used (also sourced from an op-shop for $1).
 The back zip.

It cost me $1 and about 6 hours of sewing over a couple of days, which is pretty good for a learner I think!

I'm loving sewing, good luck to those who are learning too or are going to start sewing (as I know a few of you are) remember to be patient, have fun and enjoy wearing your finished product!

13 comments :

  1. this is amazing!! I'm so impressed. you should totally sell these on Etsy or something :) I've tried sewing a few times, but never had an end result as good as this :P good work

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    1. Thank you very much!!! I'm lucky I have a clever mum who is amazing at sewing so I can always ask her for help until it all makes sense! If you haven't seen my last post about sewing have a look if you like, my mum made me a beautiful Hawaiian dress! :) x

      http://gracefullyvintagekayla.blogspot.com.au/2012/08/my-sewing-adventures.html

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  2. I second the selling on etsy notion!

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    1. Thank you! Maybe in the future when I have more time and my skills are perfected. :)

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  3. Wow, you've done so well! I would never have guessed you were a beginner. Can't wait to see more of your creations!

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  4. You could really sell these. I can't believe you are a beginner! Those stitches are sooooo straight. You have a real talent for sewing. Keep up the great work and beautiful creations :-)
    ~Mallory xoxox

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    1. That is so kind of you, thank you so much. I'm so happy that I'm picking it up quickly. Though I think it's in my blood haha. I come from a line of sewers, tailors and machinists in my family! :) x

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  5. i cannot believe that that basically cost you a dollar! i really need to brush up on my sewing skills. and this is sooo cute, i love how how waisted it is. you've got talent, my friend ;)

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    1. I know it's amazing, you just need to have plenty of time and patience (especially when you're still learning). Thank you so much, they are very high waisted! :) x

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  6. Ohhh this will be so perfect for our hot Australian summer, looking forward to seeing you in this!!!

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  7. Wow this looks great for summer! I am a sewing novice, but I hope to get started on similar patterns once I have some free time. Can't wait to see you wearing this :) x

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