Saturday, September 25, 2010
Dressing my baby for the 1960s
I almost forgot about the Sewing and Craft Exchange at the church around the corner, but luckily, we drove by at the right time, and I was able to run in for a few minutes. The first table had boxes and boxes of patterns for 10 cents!!! I wanted to just pick up the huge box of children's patterns and take them all home, but I showed great restraint and only bought 80 cents worth. (Oh, how I'm mourning those I didn't buy! But I have to be realistic about how much storage space and sewing time I have.) Look at these darling treasures:
I'm hoping that some day, I will be a good enough seamstress that I can make a coat, like that little yellow one up there. And that tulip hat to go with it? It's almost too cute--cheesy? But I like it.
I just love the sweet innocence of vintage baby clothes. Babies were allowed to be babies, rather than tiny teenagers.
I thought this top looked simple, comfortable, and versatile.
I love the side buttons on this one. I think that blue dress would look great as a winter jumper in wool or something else cozy and warm.
I love the little inverted pleats and the round opening at the back on this one.
That yellow dress with big pockets looks like a great layering basic to me. And that cape? Love it.
And, seriously. Lucy needs this chicken dress. She'd be thrilled. It has a chicken! And an egg-shaped pocket! (And a chick on a string to put in the pocket, but I think I'd skip that part.)