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. 😦
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?