I know I posted a muslin picture recently but it’s on the back burner. While I have vowed to stop buying vintage sewing patterns, and mostly stuck to it, I have spent all my pin money on knitting stuff. Um, how did that happen? I had plans for saving money this month! It was mostly books that I hope will help me improve my skills so that more knitting will happen. The end result, however, is that I don’t have money to buy fabric for the dress I was making the muslin for. Really, it doesn’t matter if it’s vintage patterns or knitting books, this always happens. I have to get back on the No-Spender-Bender plan! The dress will have to wait until I’m a bit more flush.
On to my current idea! Since cutting my hair into a Bettie Bang fringe, I’ve gone back to my original love, the 1950’s. I’ve also discovered that if styled right, the dreaded skinny jeans can masquerade as 50’s jeans. Lately, my uniform has become skinny jeans, one of the 40s blouses I made this past summer, cardigan, white ankle socks and saddle shoes. The only problem is that I have only 4 blouses, all short sleeved, all 1940s. I thought I had plenty of 50’s blouse patterns, only to discover that I was wrong. I’m not going to let my pattern diet stop me! Since I had good luck turning this dress:
into this blouse (and 2 more)
I’m going to try my hand at dress-to-blouse patterns from my 50’s patterns. Here are a couple dress patterns that have blouse potential:
I see this one in a jersey