Continuing my quest to use the vintage fabric I’ve been hoarding – this is from ebay and I was going to make pyjamas. Unfortunately I hadn’t realised sewing patterns aren’t the same sizes as ready to wear and cut it out woefully small. No, I didn’t think of checking the pattern measurements or making a muslin – I like to make lots of mistakes at once!
Anyway…. after a year or two stuffed in a bag, I’ve made a Colette Jasmine from the pieces. My first attempt at this pattern, and I love it. The wide neck shows a flattering amount of skin without scaring my craft fair customers, and the bias cut means it’s very comfortable.
In fact, I love it so much I made another one, from the vintage fabric I bought in Frome.
I forgot to ask what this fabric is, but I did a burn test (fun!) and I think it’s rayon from the 1940s. After I’d checked I had enough fabric and started to cut it out, I found a facing piece still in the envelope. ‘Cut three on fold’ – aarrgh! The facings are a patchwork, and this is all I have left.
But from the outside, no one can tell….