Wednesday, 5 April 2017

More Summer Blues - Upcycled Patchwork Peplum Top



upcycled patchwork top by karen vallerius


The Needlework Development Scheme in Glasgow from the 1950s


I have a batch of 1950s "And So to Sew" leaflets produced by the Needlework Development Scheme in Glasgow.  These were designed for school use and give pattern drafting instructions for simple clothing.  I used this "Making and Sewing your own Party Dresses" leaflet to draft a simple button front top and instead of making it into a dress with a skirt, I cut it off to make a peplum section.  (I have used these booklets before when I made an upcycled 50s style summer frock).


The Needlework Development Scheme in Glasgow from karen vallerius

The Needlework Development Scheme in Glasgow from karen vallerius

Upcycled Pieced Patchwork


upcycled patchwork top by karen vallerius

upcycled patchwork top by karen vallerius

I constructed the fabric sections from pieces of vintage textiles upcycled from other garments and unused original vintage fabric before cutting out.  Plus I still had the blue thread in my sewing machine and overlocker so wanted to stitch another garment before changing threads!

Mismatched Vintage Buttons


upcycled patchwork top by karen vallerius

To complete the top I used some mismatched vintage buttons to complement the pieced patchwork.

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2 comments

  1. That looks lovely

    Julie xxxxxxx

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  2. Thanks Julie, hope you are well & enjoying the sunshine, xx

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