Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Vintage Jacket




As you can see I was able to find some buttons for Stella's jacket and finish it.  I had it almost done two weeks ago but had to wait for some buttons to arrive from Germany.  Here is where I found them.  I am pretty happy with them though I wish the trim was silver instead of gold.

This is the first vintage pattern I have made.  It is Simplicity 6812 and is from 1966.  It is a size 3. I should have made it back in March so she could wear it a little more but I think I must have become busy with birthday stuff.  Then I realized it was a size 3 and I thought I better just go ahead and do it.  It is a little big so it is possible it could fit her next spring.  It should fit in the fall but I don't think it would be suitable for fall with the white collar.

The fabric is some cotton polyester blend seersucker I bought online.  I can't remember where.  I probably should have had the stripes going up and down but I thought the sideways looked more little girlish.  

I was nervous to make this because I read somewhere vintage pattern's  sewing instructions aren't as detailed as today's patterns.  And it wasn't detailed but it wasn't too bad.  But the view I made (view 3) seemed lacking in explanation.  So I didn't really follow a lot of the instructions and sort of winged it.  The area under the collar doesn't lay that nicely but otherwise it came out pretty decently.  I actually love it just because I love the stye and the collar with the trim. 

I have been buying other vintage patterns so I do hope to make some more. I seriously can't even look at them without buying them.  Even if I never make them I love just looking at the envelope.  This one is no different and you can see cover here


7 comments:

wmcurella said...

It's so cute!! I think you did a great job, and it looks like she's got plenty of room to wear it for a while. Don't you just love seersucker? I bought some red & white seersucker a few months ago, but haven't really decided what to do with it.

I'm so terrified to sew apparel. I can barely do straight seams! Maybe someday... :)

Masha said...

It is so sweet. I love the little collar!

Elizabeth said...

This turned out so sweet! That collar is lovely, as are the pockets. Inspired by this coat I just ordered some seersucker to make summer overalls for my little guy. And I'm also so impressed that you used a vintage pattern! I have a few hanging around and I should really double-check their sizes before it's too late.

Country Maison (Eva Martin) said...

It is soooo nice !! And the buttons are sweet. . .
Next year it would probably fit her perfectly as I can see in the ilustration that it looks very cute also when it fits shorter.
xEva

Handmade by Hanki said...

You did a great job Christine. It's really pretty and fits her well. She looks so sweet!

Helen Philipps said...

It's really sweet and Stella looks so cute! You are clever to work out the vintage pattern!
Helen xox

Cindy said...

The jacket is so darling! I love the shape of it and the collar.:) and those buttons were definitely worth the wait!