Friday, April 28, 2017

Vintage Dungarees

Just like my sewing gal-pal Inder, I love me some vintage sewing.
I made Trixie some adorable little dungarees.
Gorgeous!
I inherited this pattern (with  quite a few others) from a kindly local lady when she packed up her sewing gear.
I sewed up the size 2 and it only just fits.
The fabric is some stretch 'dirty' denim I picked up from Eliza's in Sunshine. It was in the $2 bin.
The buttons are enamelled shell, very sturdy but they will not handle soaking or tumble drying (Well, I assume they won't and I don't, just in case)
I made no mods to the actual pattern shape. The legs were on the wide side so I simply folded that in as a button placket rather then using binding tape.
This caused a wee bit of bunching at the crotch but was neither here nor there, overall.
They only just fit.
Trixie is a lot bigger the Tildy was, at the same age. I keep forgetting that and assuming I can sew for size rather then measuring her.
How I love these.
Beatrix does too, they are her 'sheep' clothes, farm clothes?
The ruffles were a little fiddly in the thick denim but do-able. The instructions call for hand stitching the edges closed but I topstitched with no problems.

I was so excited to see my Shot-gun Mum post a photo of this pattern in the next size up, on Instagram.
I unashamedly begged her for it and she is posting it to me!
Thank you Nana Deb 

I don't get to sew a lot for Trixie, no need, she has so many gorgeous things sent to her but I really enjoyed sewing these.

They took me 3 1/2 hours solid sewing. I was pretty happy with that. 

xx N
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18 comments:

  1. Those are much too pretty to be "sheep clothes" :). Really adorable, Nicole!

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  2. Thank you Masha, to be honest, every day is 'sheep' day with either with Daddy or Mummy, so I guess a lot of clothes are 'sheep' clothes.
    xx N

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  3. What a little poppet! Seriously adorable.

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  4. I love these! The back is so pretty, nice to see that all the cute details are not confined to the front. And dungarees on a little one never looked cuter.

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    1. I know, they are the cutest and much more comfortable for chubby tummies.
      Thank you!
      xx N

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  5. "Sheep" clothes are vital for little farm girls like ours. These are just lovely. Pity they only just fit but glad you have Deb sending the next size up. Dungarees are the best!

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  6. So adorable!!! And what on earth is a shot-gun mum? Sounds dangerous :)

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    1. Thank you!
      I think Deb worked out I was born 6 months after she was wed... thus, 'shot gun daughter'
      xx N

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  7. I just love these, and with the strawberry top and little red riding hood - just adorable ;o)

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    1. Thank you!
      The top was from Justine and the bonnet from Sarvi.
      xx N

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  8. Just adorable! On so many levels.

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  9. Oh my gosh, these are the CUTEST THING ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH. She is a perfect little lamb/sheep. She deliciously chubby and the ruffles!!! I die of cuteness.

    Also, thanks for the shout-out, I gotta get to work on a couple of vintage patterns for Miss Maggie!

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    1. Thank you Inder, I always think of you when I sew vintage.
      xx N

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