I really enjoyed the vintage pledge challenge 2016 and although it is not running with prizes this year, it has become such a part of what I now sew that I will continue to tag my vintage pattern makes for 2017.
I was a finalist in the outerwear category with my 1960's coat in the final prize draw which I was very proud of. Pop over and see the amazing winner here.
I normally make a separate post for each item I make but I made these to go with each other as an outfit. The fabric is from Myfabrics.co.uk The dark olive cord is fine and velvety, a January sale purchase from 2015 and the lightweight cotton is from the same company but from their January sale in 2016. You can see why I am stash busting this year can't you?
The skirt is a simplicity pattern from 1970; just look at that hat! but I liked the look of the skirt with pleats. It was easy to do and the fine cord pressed well and was not too bulky on the hem. The only modification I made was to shorten it by 3 inches.
I made the top from my favourite vintage pattern:simplicity 7642 because I know it fits. I made View 4 so I can wear it tucked in or out.
I love this orange and olive combination, which I used for my Cleo dungaree skirt too, it goes with my embroidered boots superbly.
I'm still playing Vintage Pledge. I still love collecting patterns and I still love sewing.
Love Jo xx