Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Free 1950s Children's Dungaree Sewing Pattern



I recently acquired a box of patterns to sort through and I found a couple of magazine clippings. They were a bit tatty but I have cleaned them a bit with editing and decided to share them free here. First up is the unisex overalls/dungarees pattern

Although you will need to draft the pieces from the diagram, it is a very versatile sewing pattern. You could omit the button on bib and have it as a one piece. There is the option of a short version for summer and you can add elastic to create bubble legs

The diagram is for inch graph paper. It is designed for a child age 2 to 3 years 


I do hope you have found this useful and later this week I will also have a gorgeous dress with a yoke free pattern


In case you were wondering what was on the back :)



Monday, 7 March 2016

Simplicity 5007 Music Baby Romper


So I have been avidly working on filling up my Etsy shop and also making up some of the endless sewing patterns I bought during the winter

I decided on Simplicity 5007 for my next project. I used a music note print Poplin which I had left from an order from not 1 but at least 2 Xmases past! So it was a destash and testing a new pattern

If you do not have any luck with finding Simplicity 5007 on Etsy then Simplicity 1600 is a close one to use and you can find that here 

It features cross back straps with an added belt loop on one strap so they do not gape. There is also the option of putting in a snap panel at the crotch which I also did 

It came together really well and the only adjustment I made was using bias binding for the elastic casing. Using bias makes light work of a neat snap panel. If you with to buy one then please see my vincentvalerieuk.etsy.com




Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Boy's Bow Ties

I have been filling my Etsy shop left right and center these past 2 weeks. We have had some lovely sunny days so I took advantage and got great photos taken.

I purchased a pattern to do bow ties, as I wished to expand on my regular clip on ones and my son kept telling me that babies have clip on ties haha. 

I am so pleased I did as I have made a bunch of them already including these ones -








I then tried out the long tie version 


I am addicted to these and will be adding lots more of them in various prints/syles to my Etsy shop here Vincent & Valerie

I also made these awesome matching braces 


They are so stylish and it is nice to make things for older boy's again, my next plan aside from getting on with my own clothes (again!) is to work on some summer clothes