Misses' Lined Raglan-Sleeve Jacket and Funnel-Neck Dress
Hello sewing fans!
I'm excited about wearing this beautiful matching jacket and dress set by Vogue. It's a true winner. I worked hard on the actual fit of the pattern. That was actually the hardest part. The fabric is a two sided color wool. I love the blue and green combination. I didn't have to line the jacket. You may notice that I also added several inches to the jacket, making it more to the natural waistline. I didn't think the crop Pattern length would work well for me. In addition, I also added length to the dress. I used this pattern several times over. I hope to blog more about it as I use the outfits. Meanwhile, I hope your exploring new ideas and creating new thing only you can create...and as always, thank you for sharing in an endless sewing journey.
This is a great way to start out the new year. I'm wearing a gown I restored from the 80's. It's a piece of art. It looks simply untouched. However, I can assure you I spent a great deal of time on it. I reshaped and relined it. In addition, I made it fit my shape. I like how it came out. I even made a matching purse. It was truly a joy to see it all come together. As most of you know, I can't stand to see something so beautiful tossed away. I found it several years ago in a thrift store. I'm glad I finally had a chance to restore it. I believe in restoration. What a great way to ring in a new year! I hope you enjoy this creation as much as I enjoyed putting it all together. Meanwhile, I hope your exploring new ideas and creating new things only you can create...and as always, thank you for sharing in an endless sewing journey.
Simplicity 8247 – 1930s Vintage collection pattern. I
made several versions of this perfect fitting afternoon dress.
sewing fans. Hope
you are all enjoying this wonderful time of the year. As
I had mentioned in earlier posts, this holiday season I am sewing a few items.
I’m very excited over Simplicity 8247 – 1930s Vintage collection pattern. I
made several versions of this perfect fitting afternoon dress. Or at least that's what they called it back then. This particular one is made from a beautiful chiffon feel
fabric with built in textured velvet polka dots. It’s self-lined and easily
slips on for perfect comfort. In addition, I made a simple scarf from the left-over
material. I have this tendency of making matching scarfs and wraps with just
about anything I make. It’s always a great accessory and a good use of any leftover
material. It always gives it that custom made look that says homemade with love. It’s the look you can’t buy anywhere. Sad to say,
there isn’t any dres…