Wednesday, August 02, 2017

The Jolly Green Vintage 50s Pinafore Top

vintage 50s pinafore top by karen vallerius

A couple of months ago I found a fab 50s sewing pattern - Simplicity 5763 (in Sue Ryder Vintage & Retro in Peterborough of course!) for a great pinafore.  I had already upcycled an 80s skirt into this pinafore and wondered how the pattern would work if I took an entire skirt - here a lovely green linen skirt with great topstitched gored panels - then removed the waistband and cut the neckline and armholes from the pattern before seaming.

vintage 50s pinafore top by karen vallerius

As well as upcycling a green linen skirt, I used a 50s bandana to make the pocket and gave an outing to a couple of vintage 30s green buttons from the stash.

More details on the making of this pinafore on my blog here.

Happy sewing everyone. x



Chickie Walsh said...


HoffiCoffi said...

This is super cute! :)

Saga said...

That looks so cute and comfortable. Well done.

/Stine, EOD

Marisa Glied said...

Cute! Love the bandanna pocket!


karen vallerius said...

Thanks everyone ... more stash busting coming soon!!!