Elsa and Zara have discovered vintage patterns.
And we are all very happy about it!
The Twins because they can have groovy clothes that none of their friends have.
Jed because even skimpy vintage patterns cover more then modern clothes.
And me because they are still happy for me to sew for them.
Another bonus is that their tiny but curvy figures are well suited to vintage sizing.
My most recent adventure?
Bikini's,which a fair flickr friend christened Gidget!
Elsa chose a ice pink stretch poplin for the swimsuit and an embroidered voile for the long sleeveless cover up.
As the swimmers are self lined hopefully we will not having any sheerness issues.
I am sure her siblings will happily test them for her with the garden hose.
I particularly like the way the hook is attached at the back fastening.
The elastic that allows movement forms part of the loop,very natty!
The cover up took a lot longer then I expected.
It may have been the pattern but to be fair,Matilda doesn't feed much anymore so my hormonal migraines are back with a vengeance.
I sewed this over 5 days,3 of those I was bedridden with bad heads.
It used quite a few facings,which in retrospect I could have omitted as I double layered the bodice.
I did like the hem facing which utilised a mitred corner.
I think I may need something similar for this summer at Robe.
Our vintage love affair certainly continues.