Yay! Finished project pics! I have had both of these finished for about a month but didn’t get a chance to take pics until now and didn’t want to muss them until I took pics, so they are now very happily situated in my closet for wear 🙂
First up is the blouse- made from Simplicity 4813, a vintage 50s pattern (previous post here). I did a somewhat crummy job of matching my plaid, but I think the blouse is great fun and I think the mix-matched plaid somewhat lends to it’s home made charm. At least that’s what I’m telling myself. Heh. Although Simplicity said this pattern was “Simple to Make” it really wasn’t. The placket and pleats and tabs and all were a bit fiddly. Not really hard per se, but time consuming. I really like the little tucks at the bottom of the sleeve- it’s the sort of little detailing like that that I like in modern RTW tops, so it was fun making it in it’s vintage form.
The pants are from my Smooth Sailing pattern. This pair is cuffless and I left off the belt loops. I made them in a dark green wool gab. Initially I wanted to wear them to the cold in Missouri, but they were not finished in time and go figure that our winter here has been remarkably warm! Although they’re a bit itchy I think they’ll be great to have for a turn in the weather and I could see myself layering long johns under these if I get to travel somewhere to the cold. I need to make myself up another pair of these in day-to-day washable fabric since the ones I originally made from the pattern sample are just plain worn out!
One more shot in a more old-timey feel, and a close up of my funny little vintage stoplight pin. Isn’t it a hoot? If you pull the string with the red bead the “stop” arm goes up. If you pull the one with the green bead the “go” arm comes up. I just love silly little jewelry like that!