Vintage Pattern Review – 50’s Blouse with a 70’s Vibe

I’ve had vintage Simplicity 2127 in my stash for a while, but I was torn as to what fabric to make with it.  Since my theme for Pittsburgh Fashion Week was hippie/mod/retro, I thought this blouse was perfect for the look I was going for.  It’s actually a 1950’s pattern, but the style has withstood the test of time so it was perfect for my 1970’s themed outfit.

The top is see through lace fabric, off-the-shoulder style with elastic in the top, bottom and sleeves.  The bottoms I created from a pair of Old Navy jeans that I cut off and added three rows of the same fabric gathered in graduated widths to make bell bottoms.

I think this look is SO cute! It’s a little bit funky and perfect for summer!  I should have had my lovely model wear a flower garland in her hair, but didn’t think of it until it was too late.  😦

Thanks for looking!



Vintage Pattern Review: Babydoll Nightie

This sweet little nightie set reminds me of something Doris Day would have worn in The Pajama Game (1957).  Cute and comfy, this set was created in a lightweight baby pink flannel.  I really would rather have used a lightweight satin, but couldn’t find one that I really loved, so the flannel was a compromise.

But, I think it turned out cute anyway!  The pattern is a 1950’s Simplicity number 1102.  It has a wide, gathered neckline, short, puffy sleeves and matching panties with elasticized legs.  I trimmed it with white lace and satin bows.  I only made one slight change to the pattern which was to eliminate the front and back seams on the gown.

So sweet, Simplicity even designed a little girls’ pattern that is exactly like it!   Don’t you just love all things vintage?