Is there a special place in your heart for the fashions of your early childhood? Do you hark after a pair of loon pants, a granny square waistcoat, a ra-ra skirt? I have a theory you see. It’s this. If you were too young to sport the adult fashions of the time they will forever hold for you a fascination, an air of the unobtainable, a lingering desire to know what you would have looked like had you been older.
Alls I’m really trying to explain with this theory is why I’m increasing drawn to patterns like this:
Which I chose to bring to life in a violent orange batik quilting weight cotton that I found in a remnants box.
The piece was only 65 x 110 cms so we had to be sleeve free:
And if the potential cost puts you off sewing anything vaguely retro here’s a break down:
Buttons and binding £2.12
Pattern (Ebay) £2.98
Total = £8.28
Value = That’s up to you! I’m pretty pleased with myself and I think that 70s Penny would have approved too.
Bias binding a hem, my way:
Hope it makes more sense than my previous lengthy comment, Sew Exhausted 😉