While you're listening and have got nothing else to do, here's my new top! It's my first try at a vintage pattern or reissue (in this case, a 1940's reissue). Simplicity 3688, to be exact. While I like retro inspired looks, that's about it. I'd rather not look like I came straight out of the past, so I made this one with a gauzy printed cotton lawn instead of something silky and shiny. I love the weight of the fabric, and the vibrant colours of the flowers on the camel backround.
I cut and finished the pattern pieces for heading (little ruffles sewn into the shoulder seams that act as subtle shoulder pads), but I decided against them in the end.
The back has got a cute little keyhole & pink button. Other than that there were no closures to deal with, so it was super fun and easy to put this together!
Cutting mistake. I should really know better :(
The pants are definitely next on my list from this pattern. A woolen tweed or herringbone will be SO GOOD for fall!