Tuesday, 10 July 2012
I've used this vintage pattern from Woman's Realm magazine to make a tiered maxi skirt
But it wasn't vintage when I used it, because I made this in the 70s!
I made a few maxi skirts at the time and I've still got them all. I was slimmer then so this isn't fastened at the back and it's got a hole cut out where I've used the fabric for something else.
I remember making this to wear to my cousin's wedding. My family's weddings back then always seemed to be on Thursdays. I don't why that was, unless it was because my uncles were all farmers and Saturday was market day, but I rarely went to a wedding on a Saturday.
As usual for me the skirt wasn't finished the night before the wedding, and I had the afternoon off work and rushed home to finish off the hem before we went. That hem was a marathon task, it seemed to go on forever!
Back to the present, and there's now a bigger hole in the back.
My niece who lives in London, had a baby girl a few weeks ago and we're going to visit later in the week so I've made this little dress
It was great fun making something so small; I didn't start making dresses for my own daughter until she was three or four.
I used this pattern.