Monday, 24 July 2017

Fun vintage tops

I wanted to use another one of my vintage patterns, so I chose this one, Simplicity 7549 from 1968.

I made view B, and with help from Laura at More Sewing, we redrew the pattern, repositioning the darts and making it wider at the hips.

I found this fun novelty print with 1960s girls on scooters in Plush Addicts before they moved up north.  I sewed this top last summer and wore it loads!
I decided to make another one this year, and chose this fun novelty print with Hawaiian dancers from my local shop More Sewing.  I put a lacy black chunky zip all the way down the back on both of them, which makes a really cool detail.

Seen here with my shorts that I made last summer.  I really like the orange top with the brown shorts.


  1. I love these two summery blouses, and both prints are fabulous. The zip down the back is a clever idea, and looks great! Well done, Linda! xxx

  2. What amazing prints and I love the back zip. It is a very modern touch. They look great on. You can't beat a vintage pattern. I love the view with the jabot tie neck. Xx

  3. I love that vintage pattern. I would buy that in a flash. You have made some great tops with it. Jo x