Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Everything old is new again

Outfit 74 - 2013-14 School Year

I was totally born in the wrong era. I am a 50s girl a heart. I love the dresses, the style *sigh*. So, last week someone posted on my local Craigslist that they had a box of vintage fabric for sale - they had me at hello. I went over to check it out. Apparently this girl is a quilter and a relative works at the Milliken Plant in LaGrange, GA. They found a box of old fabric samples from the 60s and told the relative she could have it. She, in turn, gave it to the quilter. The quilter didn't really care for it and on Craigslist it went - which is how it landed in my lap. In the box, was the gorgeous pink floral  fabric. When I saw it, I immediately thought of a vintage feel pattern from Terra's Treasures. It's called the Mayfair. You can purchase the pattern here https://www.etsy.com/listing/166158173/mayfair-top-dress-and-spats-pattern-12?ref=shop_home_feat_1. I did the 3/4 length sleeve. The only modification I might consider making is on the 3/4 sleeve binding, I would need to bump it about an inch wider. It was a little snug on her arm this morning. I would have made the lace sleeve like in the pattern picture, but my lace was a little too scratchy to be directly on the skin.


Isn't that gorgeous? And I had some lace from drapes that I bought at Goodwill. (Not to mention this pattern comes with a pattern for those cute Spats you see on the picture above).

I even had some gorgeous pearly vintage buttons to compliment it.


Look at the original 30 cents on it! *heart*

So, here is my all vintage interpretation of the Terra' Treasures Mayfair.





Hope you have had an awesome Hump Day. Come back tomorrow for our last outfit of the week! Hope to see you then!

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