As Vintage Patterns are one of the main things I sew (that and reproduction vintage) the September challenge was a no brainer for me. In fact I’ve sewn more than one vintage pattern this month, but I thought I would show off what is easily my favourite vintage pattern this year.
Anne Adams 4769 in a 29″ bust!
Obviously some serious grading up was called for to get this pattern to fit my voluptuous 44″ Bust, and while I’m not completely happy with the fit everywhere, I am still pretty happy with the outfit as a whole. When I make this again, I will just be tweaking it a little extra in a few places.
To keep the design elements as the key feature, I chose a quilting cotton with a very subtle print of yellowy scissors on a cream background. This was matched perfectly with the vintage buttons from my stash.
I decided to make the skirt a gathered skirt instead of the one with the pattern, as I was a bit limited with how much fabric I had. I also chose to make the top and skirt as separates. This top also looks really great with high-waisted jeans or a black pencil skirt.