When I saw this piece from Michael come in, I was in love with it. He went with a vintage pattern to get his sew on and it’s making me want to make a version of my own. Check out what he did…
I’m disappointed in the selection of clothing for my daughter so I figured, I’m an ironworker and I can build darn near anything, why not sew? I used to watch my mother and grandmother sew, so how hard could it be? I first tried to create a blind hem, as I’m very good at three-dimensional thinking, however fabric is a whole new world and the sewing machine mocked me. I tried another time and then I purchased a pattern - this vintage Du Barry, at the flea market.
What will Michael’s finished product turn out looking like??
With this pattern, I created a dress for my daughter.
The fabric, along with the buttons and facing, was probably about $40, tops. It’s the second dress that I’ve made for her. The first was more of a ‘testing the waters’ affair and it inspired me to purchase a few old and new sewing reference books.
A dear friend gave me a sweet Kenmore sewing machine., so next up will be a dress for the wife and a pair of pants for my son.
I love what you made, Michael! How incredible does it feel to have such a sewing success? Your daughter looks great and that vintage pattern is just so chic. I would totally make this dress in my size! Hope that Kenmore machine is treating you well - I look forward to seeing how the dress for your wife and pants for your son turn out…make sure to send them along!!