Tuesday, August 26, 2014

DIY: Sewing Vintage Stripes

Sew Project #4 of 20. I know it's been a minute but I got side tracked making other things that will not count towards my 20 patterns. I'm back on track and fiercely sewing my Butt off. So I had these summer tops that I need to get done before the summer is over. I used one pattern but two different tops. This is  1950's Vintage Simplicity 1426 view C. I was a little concerned with this top because of the flap that goes across the top. This is why I liked this top but I knew it was going to give me some trouble. It wasn't as bad as I thought, I took my time and it was not bad, not bad at all. Guess what I wasn't really trying to match the stripes but it worked itself out. the flap stripes are on a diagonal , laying flat they match up but not when it's on. I will make my daughter more of these tops next summer.












The pattern: It flowed smoothly and directions were pretty easy, you just gotta read them. Make sure you put all your markings on your fabric.


We took our Vintage tops to the malt Shop for our photo shoot. We had to be swift because there was nothing but old people in the Malt shop and we didn't want to give them a show with these bra tops. I was afraid they were going to kick us out but they didn't, so here you go.





 












  

    
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  1. ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!!!! I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS!!! OH AND YOUR MODEL IS GORG! I have this pattern so maybe I will make it for my daughter Lord knows it won't be for me! LOLL Great job sew sistah and I love your blog!!!

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    1. Thanks Shari! Yes make it for your daughter whom is also Gorg! Thanks a bunch for stopping by!

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  2. Love this, so sassy! I can tell you loved posing for these pics :)

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    1. Thanks and that's my daughter posing for the pics, you'll see her all over this blog! Stop by again!

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  3. I absolutely love this striped top. And the setting. And the posing. All round great post.

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    1. Thanks a bunch, it all worked out pretty good for this look! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. This top screams 50's as do those specs! Love the look. Great job.

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    1. Charmaine this all came together very nicely! The top the glasses and location, I love these photographs!

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  5. AWESOME! the Bra top & the Malt Shop, this was just awesome post!

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    1. ...Oh and those glasses!

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    2. We had fun on this shoot and it did work well together.

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    3. Those glasses are my pride and joy!

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  6. This top is my favorite of the two. Everything about these pictures speaks retro!

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    1. Mines too! I love stripes and shout out to Ray's Diner!

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  7. Thanks for posting about this pattern! I'm half way through and the top bands looks so weird to me with the way they are separate from the cups - but it is totally cute on you! I was discouraged, but I'm going to keep going.

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    1. It'll work itself out once on. Good luck!!

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  8. Hi Michelle. I'm currently making this top but I'm a little confused in step 3 where you have to pin the flap to the front. The instructions says to stretch the flap to fit the front. But it's kinda impossible. The flap piece is too short for the front piece to match up perfectly. How did you get yours to work? Thanks.

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    1. Nadia,
      I hope you worked this out because I just saw this comment. My pictures above show everything matching and I don't really remember having issues with pieces fitting.

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