Just the other day I moved my vintage patterns that were stuffed in a little plastic container into a box that would allow twice as many patterns that I already have, to fit in comfortably. My favorite part about the recycled box was the label:
I have vintage patterns ranging from the late 1890's/early 1900's to the 1970's. ::grins:: I don't consider the 80's patterns to be vintage yet.
A few weeks ago I tried one of my 40's apron patterns. I loved the sweet, feminine details about the 3 different designs, and I chose the far left design:
And I can't say I was very pleased with some of the actual design when sewing it. For one thing, how do you bind a sharp 90 degree angle/corner with bias tape? Next time, I'm rounding off the back skirt edges like my 30's apron! The neck strap also needs some major help, along with a few other things that I wasn't thrilled about.
So rather than dumping it off in the trash can or giving it to the thrift store, Molly wanted it! It might be a tad big on her, but if she likes it I'm happy!
The Robe a la Turque - Part 2 - The Gown
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