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. 😦
Here’s another vintage look I created for Pittsburgh Fashion Week. It’s also ‘Take II’ of vintage Simplicity 7441. This time I lengthened the pattern to make an ankle length caftan with deep side slits up to the waist and placed the facings on the outside instead of the inside for a cheery splash of color. The fabric is a lightweight linen-look ivory fabric with a colorful retro stripe cotton for the shorts and facings.
I LOVE how this set turned out and I think that my lovely model Melissa totally rocked it with hot pink sandals and bright bangles!
I actually made this dress for Pittsburgh Fashion Week last year but never got around to posting pics. However, here it is! The fabric is a medium weight atomic print woven cotton gifted to me about two years ago.
I really struggled about what to make with it but finally I decided on a mod 1960’s style dress. I love the look of petticoats so I added a strip of orange trim around the hem to fool the eye. I also added the V in the back, but otherwise followed the pattern exactly.
I really love the way it turned out and even found a little clear plastic purse to match at Goodwill! Judy Jetson would be proud! LOL