Thursday, October 06, 2016

Vintage and Modern Patterns Combined

Hello, HoffiCoffi here.


I purchased this pair of curtains from a charity shop for £5 a while ago, and they have been waiting until the perfect project came up, which I think I have found in this dress.


I made it by combining a vintage and a modern pattern. 


The vintage pattern was Maudella 5676, which I bought in a bundle of patterns from Ebay - probably paying about £1 per pattern. 


And Cynthia Rowley K1873 for Simplicity, which is the modern pattern.  I got this pattern with a magazine.


The skirt and sleeves are the Cynthia Rowley pattern.  The starting point for the bodice was the Maudella, with a few amendments so that it came down to my waistline.


I am loving the details on this dress.  My favourite part are the sleeves - which are from the Simplicity pattern.

All in this dress cost me about £14 - if you include the price of the magazine I bought that provided the Simplicity pattern - which I can read in my new dress! :)

More details are on my blog: http://hofficoffi.blogspot.co.uk

4 comments:

Accidental Seamstress said...

Very cute! I love the fabric!

Marisa Glied said...

That dress is darling!! Beautiful fabric!

-TheRefashStash

jennifer elliott said...

Beautiful dress! Nice job!

Jennifer EOD

Agitated in Auckland said...

That fabric is gorgeous! Brilliant use of curtains.