My new Edwardian inspired outfit consists of a Truly Victorian Edwardian walking skirt and a lacy shirtwaist Beatrix blouse by Sensibility patterns.
I am making an Edwardian style Beatrix shirtwaist with pintucks and lace insertion. Read how I design and make the details and adjustments to this pattern.
My sewing friend Jenna purged her stash and gifted me this lovely black broderie anglaise cotton. Most of broderie anglaise is white so I didn’t know what to make out of it until I saw this blouse in the Finnish crafts magazine Suuri Käsityö, issue 11-12/2018. The blouse was made of Liberty tana lawn and it had some Christmassy trims on it but I immediately saw the possibilities in the pattern. The pattern has puffed 3/4 sleeves with gathers at the cuff. The mandarin collar has a sweet ruffle and the front yoke has a slit and gathers that start at the bottom of it. I closed the front opening…
I have the book Sew Over It vintage by Lisa Comfort and it has instructions on how to draft a Kimono dressing gown that I wanted to make.
I made a green silk Diana blouse by In-house patterns. Silk deserved French seams and slip-stitching by hand so that all the raw edges were hidden.
This Bootstrapfashion 4261 ruffle blouse is again part of my Sensible Sewing Challenge. It closely resembles the Lekala dress I made last year, except being a bit more fitted and having a key-hole neckline instead of a pleated one. (The Bootstrapfashion and Lekala are both official resellers of Leko patterns, so that’s the reason behind similarities.) If you are not yet familiar with Bootstrapfashion patterns, they are sewing patterns that are customized to your measurements. You’ll submit your measurements and your pattern arrives as a pdf in a few minutes. My experience with these patterns has been a bit hit and miss. The more basic pattern the greater the chances of getting…
I figured out that the Elise blouse pattern by Rosie and me deserved a second chance. In the first blouse the neckline was too revealing, so this time I needed to change that. Fortunately, lovely Esther at Rosie and me made a tutorial on how to do just that!
I made another Gertie blouse and a simple everyday skirt using the 1940s skirt pattern. This resulted in a nice coordinating vintage-inspired outfit.
I tested the Simplicity 3688 1940s skirt pattern. This was an easy make and I love the outcome. The skirt looks nice when combined with the Sew Over It Pussy Bow Blouse that I have also made.
I tested the new Butterick B6563 blouse by Gertie. This is a vintage inspired semi-fitted summer blouse with different sleeve and collar options and a bow tie. I like my finished blouse very much and I can recommend this pattern for other sewists, too. However, I recommend checking the size before you begin.