Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Vintage Pattern Sewing

I picked up this 1977 Raggedy Ann pattern at a local thrift store! and I was so so excited since It looks perfect for fall with the long sleeve jumper dress and school girl apron over top that I had to buy it and make it! (confession - I actually bought this pattern years before I had my daughter because I loved it that much and "if I ever get a girl" I knew I wanted to make it!)



Here is the outfit! Made out od corduroy (also thrifted - $2.00!). I love the look and feel of corduroy in the fall time and I LOVED the color of it, a nice deep red looks perfect against the fall leaves (in my opinion). For an added bit of fun I also did a little embroidery on the apron, and am very pleased with it! A perfect fall mushroom and birds just completes the outfit without drawing all the attention to itself.



The apron has 4 pocket spaces along the front. In the next two pictures you can see the embroidery much easier.


It is my first embroidery attempt - so it's not perfect, but I still love it.


As you can see it's still a touch to big on my girl, so I think it'll be a thanksgiving outfit. 

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And that is my fall outfit for my girl! Total cost $3.25 ($2 for the corduroy, $1 for the off white natural fabric, and $.25 for the pattern)

What do you think? Have you found any great thrift finds that are vintage but still cute?
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16 comments:

Melanie said...

Aww..so sweet! Thanks for linking!

Melanie
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Sarah M. said...

LOVING that corduroy dress! Great job!

Erin said...

Adorable! I love vintage styled outfits. Lovely work!

Kara said...

That is so cute. I had a jumper dress like that when I was little. My grandma made me and my doll a matching dress like that. We had our Christmas picture that year taken in them. Such a cute design and brings back a lot of great memories.

http://auntiekarascrafts.blogspot.com/

Catch A Falling Star said...

Aw, so very sweet and adorable!
Great work!

Sherry said...

I love vintage patterns. Great job :-)

Mollie. said...

Oh, yes! Perfect for Thanksgiving! And very nice work for a first try...you're an embroidery natural~

Sarah said...

Just put you on my list to get the "Versatile Blogger Award." :) I had one sent to me today. http://spicypinecone.blogspot.com/2011/09/versatile-blogger-award-yippee.html

Danielle said...

too cute I love it. Thanks for linking up and sharing:>

Kelley said...

Very, very cute :) I like it<3

Rachel Hauser said...

What a sweet apron. Thanks for adding it to Celebrate Color!

odetoinspiration said...

Aw how sweet and adorable!

Ashley said...

Oh, I love it! One can't go wrong with vintage! :)

Evie said...

Oh man - that is just way too stinkin' cute! Great job!
Your neighbor over at TT&J!

evie @ brown paper packages

Rachel Hauser said...

Hey, also just wanted to let you know that you can't enter one item in more than one category, so I kept you in the needlepoint category only. Thanks!

Joni Nickrent said...

Too cute! What a find! POP ART MINIS