Monday, 20 March 2017

Summer Blues 80s Tie Top

summer blues 80s tie top by karen vallerius

This year I really MUST stitch my way through at least some of the 12 crates of vintage textiles in my sewing room!  I have already made a start on the vintage embroidered linens (here in my earlier post), and now it is time to turn to the vintage cottons.

I have used this vintage 1984 sewing pattern - Style 4303 - as a basis for self drafted patterns before. This time however I used the pattern "as is" and stitched view 3, top left.  I used some of my blue toned vintage cottons for this:

80s tie top by Karen Vallerius

- a navy paisley cotton reworked from a vintage 60s day dress;
- a bright madras influenced cotton check from an 80s mod style man's shirt; and
- a gorgeous piece of unused vintage 70s dress cotton in teal and biscuit

80s tie top by Karen Vallerius

I love this boxy 80s shape, you can see it is cut without darts for shaping but the tie waist enables it to be adjusted to fit.  Just perfect with summer jeans or crops.

80s tie top by Karen Vallerius


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