A lot of my sewing at the moment hasn’t been for me. I haven’t made a garment for myself since the vintage dresses and the vintage pledge I made back in August! I bought quite a few vintage patterns to have a go at but unfortunately other projects have taken over and they have been sat in a drawer for a while. I have decided that I would like to make something for myself once per week. Last week I made the cute little bag, but it doesn’t really fit into the ‘clothing’ category!
The pattern that I pulled out this week was the Simplicity 8830, published in 1970. A simple one for the vintage pattern pledge! The trousers and skirt don’t really appeal to me that much but I liked the look of the floaty v-neck top. This pattern is a size 12. According to the measurements on the pattern, I would need a size 16. However, when I made the last vintage pattern bigger to suit my measurements, it actually turned out to be far too big. I took a risk with this one and made a straight cut size 12 without any pattern adjusting