New projects are so exciting, aren't they? Especially if it's something you've not attempted before. I bought this vintage pattern on ebay last week. Isn't it great? I love anything from the forties and what makes this pattern so great is that it is not completely darted and seamed. It's a wrap top and a simple skirt! So cute! The top is one piece except for the ties. Amazingly, I even had a nice length of vintage fabric. It's a lightweight cotton printed with little sweat peas. And then....I even had vintage bias trim for the sleeve edge and neckline! Dang! It's as if I was meant to have this outfit!
Oh, my goodness, it is so sweet! I think the flowers are sweet peas. Does anyone know for sure? I was at one of my favorite websites this morning and saw this which really thrilled me! Wish me luck on this- I really want it to work out!
Of course, drastic adjustments were required! It is a size 16 which is what I wear, but in 1947 a 16 had a 32" bust and a 28" waist! Oh my! That will not do! But it is such a simple pattern, it was quite easy to change. Here's where I am so far:And here's a little closer look at the neckline thus far:
And guess what? I've lost 12 pounds so far!!!! So, yeah, I'm feeling pretty darn proud of my little self! Also, Dannielle has received Rose, but Daisy had farther to go. When I know she made it to her new home alright, I'll post photos of how they turned out.
Sunday, my little morsel, my Eric, turned 14! Geez, that went by fast! Here's the handsome young man with his cake:
His idea of birthday fun this year was to be let loose at the mall with a wad of cash and three of his closest friends! I gotta say it sure was easy on old mom!
That's all folks! Hugs till we meet again!