Vintage 1940s tickled my fancy for this year’s Spring for Cotton Sewing Challenge with Lucky Lucille and sewing friends. I am pulling up the rear at a skosh over a week late with this retro Simplicity 1692 beauty, View D.
This gal deserves to be shown so I am adding her to the collective. If no one in the group sees her she’ll certainly be seen on moi for I love this easy to make top. Since I’ve been sewing vintage style garments I have come to love the double dart feature many of them seem to incorporate.
This top went together surprisingly fast (er ah, had I not preempted it with M6993 and other sewing projects). There are sure to be more of these babies coming from me and Tabitha in the months ahead.
The pattern calls for six 1/2″ buttons; to my stash I went. Lookie what I found!
You’ll notice I have one odd-ball button. It was the right size, right colour, so in she went. I am wonky, eccentric. What can I say? Truly, no one has a vintage style top like this one.
In a hurry to get this posted I did not get photographs of the top with me in it. I found a way cool pair of red sunglasses. Not sure if they are vintage or not. Perhaps when I actually wear the top and sunglasses I can get a pic and remedy that.
- Fabric – Vintage cotton table cloth (less than $2.00)
- Thread – 40% off sale at Jo-Ann Fabrics
- Invisible zipper – Repurposed
- Vintage Cotton Rick Rack – *pert near free
- Vintage buttons – *pert near free
- Difficulty: Intermediate
* – See my blessing for details of Lyrically styled “pert near free”.
Remember this top is made from a repurposed, cotton, tablecloth, right? Well, I must confess . . . . after I cut this baby out I noticed a burr, if you will, on the right shoulder. Grrrr. I can not even see it on the top photograph. Can you? I have no clue right this sec how I am going to address it. I thought about adding another rick rack bow, but I really think that would be bow overkill. Putting a patch underneath it seemed, tacky or something, I dunno. With my non-chalant self I’ll probably wear the thing and act surprised if someone notices and say, “Oh, thank you for showing me”!