Thursday, 25 February 2016

Vintage Pledge 2016 - a Bit of Leopard

Hello! Once I read about the Vintage Pledge for 2016 on Marie's blog here, I knew I couldn't not get involved. After all, I have more than I know what to do with:


Just a few then...
I decided to start with McCall's 9722, which is a TNT for me. I love the simplicity of the design - it's just one piece and a waistband - and the draping at the waist is flattering and comfortable.




My old leopard skirt was looking the worse for wear, and since I consider leopard a wardrobe basic it was important it was replaced. I spotted this lovely stretch fabric at Fabworks Online:

The skirt fabric is the top right; I went a bit leopard crazy and got the pink jersey for a t-shirt
And here it is:





Picture taking coincided with wash day and my hair being up in a beehive, so Mr Needles decided it would be apt to go full-kitchen sink drama and take some photos while I pegged out the laundry.





The skirt is very easy to make, as it's just a center back seam with a zip and a waistband. I strayed from the vintage path and put in an invisible zip, where normally I would hand pick the zip on a piece like this. But they're still such a novelty to me I want any excuse to use them!


I shortened the length to just past the knee, rather than the vintage mid-calf. The pattern calls for the back vent to be sewn closed, making it in essence a pleat, but I turned it into a lapped split instead. 




And the whole lot was lined with some deep purple poly from my stash:



And that's really it! This is sure to be just the first of many vintage patterns I make up this year. 

See you soon!

8 comments:

  1. So with you on the leopard print! That looks like such a great pattern and the skirt's turned out lovely. Its a flattering fit.
    P.S. Your pattern stash looks intriguing

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  2. Its fabulous leopard print is the perfect fabric for it! I adore your kitchen sink photos, theres not many that could look so glamorous while putting out the washing!

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  3. Just fabulous! Thanks for taking part again :o)

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  4. That's a lovely print, and works perfectly in that skirt pattern! Love your photos!

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  5. Great skirt, I love the fabric.

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  6. This looks so good on you and your photos are brilliant! That is some amount of vintage patterns you've got there, wow!

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  7. That's quite an impressive stash of vintage patterns. Love your skirt - you can never go wrong with a bit of leopard print!

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  8. How pretty, and looks so fresh with your top. Cool design clothes online!

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