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Vintage in Real Life

September 20, 2016

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After a week of gray and drizzly weather the sun finally decided to show itself and made it possible for me to snap a few photos of Mabel sporting the new dresses that I sewed for her.

Mannequin photos are good but just not the same as actually seeing someone wearing them.  Plus it gives me all the feels (yes, I just typed that) to see Mabel wearing something that I created with my own two hands!

And I think they turned out pretty nicely if I do say so myself.  😉

simplicity 6300

simplicity 6300

simplicity 6300

This was from the Simplicity 6300 pattern circa the 1970s.  You can see up-close details in this post along with the original pattern photo.  It was a fairly easy sew in the scheme of things after I learned the ins and outs of vintage patterns (the directions are a tad different than current day patterns and assume that you already know a ton about sewing clothing).  The dress itself is an unlined wrap dress with dainty little puff sleeves.

Mabel loves it.  🙂

Moving on to the more challenging of the two dresses:

simplicity 2388

This dress was a modified version of Simplicity 2388, circa 1948 (closer details/original pattern can be seen in this post).  It turned out to be a tad bigger on Mabel…I should have made a size 3 but made a size 4.  No big deal though since she grows so quickly that it should fit perfectly by next spring.

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That’s what I got when I told her to turn around to show off the bow…she looked like she was getting ready to do the limbo.

Anyway…I found this dress to be a bit more tricky in that it’s honestly pretty hard to sew such tiny arm holes on a sewing machine that have so many ruffles around them, lol!  I can’t tell you how many times I sewed things only to have to rip the seams out and do them again.

But you live and you learn.

mabeldressblog2

mabeldressblog1

Side note…these are also my new favorite sandals for Mabel.  🙂

Anyway, as long as Mabel seems to love what I sew, I’ll continue making pieces of clothing for her.

Onto the next vintage pattern!

Any pattern suggestions I should try?!

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