Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Vintage Pledge 2016 - Number 1

This was my first year of taking part in the Vintage Pledge and I set myself the target of making 5 items. Well it's December already, so I can safely say that I will NOT be meeting my target!

However I'm pleased to actually have something to contribute. I decided to make my daughter a few things for Christmas. I was looking through my vintage patterns and decided on Style 2762 from 1983.

Pattern description:
Child's Dungarees in two lengths, Pinafore and Shirt. Dungarees and Pinafore (with flared, four gore skirt) are elasticised across back and have bib with pocket, front waistband, side front pockets and top stitched trimming. The attached scraps are crossed at back and button fastened at front.

Miss V loves skirts and dresses, so I decided on the pinafore dress. Instead of a pocket on the bib, I   decided to make a paper pieced cat appliqué! I found a template on bejeweledquilts I liked. To make it even more simple, I used a rainbow striped fabric for the main part of the body instead of having to piece it together! I used the same fabric for my other Vintage Pledge make which I'll post soon.

After attached the finished appliqué I sewed the pinafore dress and decided to add some bias binding as a trim around the skirt. I made the binding from the rainbow striped fabric to match the cat and I'm very happy with the result! The main dress is refashioned from a black sheet.

Luckily Miss V loved her dress! It has a cute cat, pockets and twirls nicely. She's already requested another dress with a different coloured cat!

Vintage Pledge item number 1 is now complete.

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