Vintage Pattern Review: Kwik Sew 1247

Ahhh…Kwik Sew. Not exactly my favorite pattern manufacturer, but they DO have some really cute vintage ones that can be sewn up in a flash for impatients such as myself.

Number 1247 Misses Babydoll Nightgown: Views A and B have a scoop neckline gathered with elastic forming a sweet ruffle. Neckline, armholes and bottom edge are finished with lace. View A is knee length, View B is the shorter length gown with panties.

I thought this pattern was a bit challenging as the top ended up quite loose in the bust and the bottoms were WAY too tight.  In my enthusiasm I cut and sewed up two sets (WHY did I do that?) To me they look more like maternity pajamas, but at least they conceal my wobbly bits. LOL

I probably won’t make this version again, but I am tempted to try my hand at the B version in a stretchy nylon. (With bigger bloomers of course!)

Vintage Pattern Review – Wrap and Go Apron Dress

Were it not for my (ahem) “Problem Areas”, I would make this dress in EVERY conceivable print!  I LOVE this pattern!  It’s Butterick 4231 circa 1970’s.  It’s SO simple to sew and is perfect for days that you’re short on time but still need to look awesome!

The dress only has two main pattern pieces, with no zips, darts, buttons, etc.  Just tie it at the back of the neck, wrap it around your waist and tie at the front!  The pattern shows a short and long version, but it would be easy to shorten it a bit more to make a wrap top and maybe pair it with a fitted tee.

I used a funky African wax print for my first try, but I cut it just a tad too small so I will be making another soon for Summer.  Can’t wait!

Thanks for looking!