Vintage sewing and plus size reproduction patterns for the stout woman.
OMG, it's not just me! ;)
I'm surprised the notorious Walkaway Dress (Butterick 6015/4790--dear God, I've got the numbers memorized!) hasn't shown up here yet, or are 1950's patterns late enough to escape your wrath? I know I'm sick of it.I also vote for Simplicity 1954 (ca. 1947), the maternity pinafore (creepily modeled by a pair of seeming teenagers), which seems to be all over eBay every time I check, although I've thankfully never seen it made up into an actual item of clothing. I admit that I own it, even though I don't need it, but I'm still sick of it.
Give me time, Im pacing myself :)
Yes! This is probably the worst repro pattern ever.I'm personally tired of the apron patterns...I'm not into aprons at all, so I'm sure it is just me, but there seem to be tons of them.
I have to confess I have never seen this patten before. Now that darn walkaway dress.....oh my, that I am tired of!
I like the style of this pattern, and think it could work made up in the right fabric, but really wonder if anyone could totally kill that 1980's period drama peice look of it all.
I still have this one somewhere, they gave it away as a free promotion in the early 80's. It wasn't my size, so I never tried sewing it. That, and those voluminous capelike sleeves.
Something about that reminds me of princess Diana. I like the one on the right but the one on the left screams 80's.
Probably something to do with the hat. She had several in a similar style. Really reminiscent of this one in particular:http://ksassets.timeincuk.net/wp/uploads/sites/46/2017/06/princess-diana-style.jpg
My mother actually bought that for me in the late 80s and of course, I never made it. I had a figure like a 5'10 2x4 at the time and thought I'd look awful in it. The view with the shawl drape! Where would one wear that?
It was reissued for Simplicity's 60th anniversary, so that was actually 1987. Which helps to explain the 80sness of the illustration. In and of itself it's an ok pattern, though - it would currently look a bit out of place made up in the formal style shown on the envelope, but in pastels as a day dress it would hardly turn an eye.