Friday, March 15, 2013

Sew For Victory Outfit

I am so excited to finally be able to share my Sew For Victory outfit with you all.  I finished this outfit at the start of last week but every time Corey was home to take pictures for me the rain would come back.  But finally here we are.

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When this sew-a-long first popped up I jumped straight on the bandwagon.  I am trying participate in a bit more around the blogosphere this year and I thought this was the perfect place to start.  I already had a 1940's reproduction pattern (simplicity 3688) in my stash that I knew I could use and after seeing Tasha's pinafore skirt I knew exactly what I wanted to make.  I did a little google search for some inspiration and came across this pinafore skirt by NudeeDudee which I used as my starting point.  Instead of a pastel I decided to go with a forest green cavalier garbadine that I picked up from Spotlight.  The straps are not actually functional.  The buttons are just sewn on top for decoration.

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Originally I was just going to take photos of this skirt with a blouse I have in my wardrobe.  However, it isn't 1940's at all and I thought to myself if I was going to join in a sew-a-long I needed to do it properly.  So I went on a search for a blouse pattern to make and came across this wrap blouse by Mrs Depew's Vintage.  I didn't want to buy anymore fabric so grabbed this cream & yellow spotted seersucker from my stash.  The only alteration I made to this pattern was to make a pleat in the sleeves instead of gathering them.

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And this is how the blouse looks without the skirt.  It is a wrap blouse so for the skirt I just pinned the wrap pieces across to the sides.  I really like this blouse, however, if I was to make it again I think I would need to try and lower the v seam in the front so it actually sits below my bust.  I am so glad I decided to take part in this sew-a-long.  It was so much fun!  I have another sew-a-long planned for this year and hopefully I will get to take part in many more.  A massive thank you to Rochelle for organising this sew-a-long.  I have had a lot of fun!

10 comments:

  1. What a lovely outfit and so flattering! I'm waiting for my sewing machine to get fixed so I can progress with my Sew for Victory dress!

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  2. Those two pieces turned out great!

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  3. I loooove that blouse. I don't usually go for the 40's for some reason. I'm definitely a bigger fan of the 60's and 70's when it comes to vintage. But I would love to make this blouse. Very flattering!

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  4. They both look fantastic. I love the fabric you chose for the pinafore skirt. It's such a 40s colour. Your hair looks great too.

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  5. I love your outfit! They look perfect together and the colour of the pinafore is gorgeous!

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  6. Kat, after visiting the vintage show yesterday, you would have fit right in with the majority of vintage fans with your new outfit. Great styling.

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  7. oh you are perfect and so are your clothes!
    so lovely xx

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  8. These are brilliant - you are so so clever Kat!!! I really love the blouse. Mel x

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  9. It came out beautifully and looks lovely on you :) Well done!

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