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What I made from Maggie's fabric

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Show and Tell - Share your treasures' started by Midge, Mar 31, 2020.

  1. Midge

    Midge Trade Member

    I got this bit of fabric with fantastic L'Officiel novelty print from Maggie @denisebrain in my Secret Santa present and knew I had to make something from it :)! It has taken a bit longer, but now I have time for this kind of stuff...
    So here it is, thanks to some creative cutting, made from Butterick 9980, which I've made before (but this time with short sleeves), one of my go-to 1960s patterns, and with 1940s buttons:

    Officielblouse_1.jpg Officielblouse_2.jpg Butterick 9980.jpg
  2. amandainvermont

    amandainvermont Trade Member

    How wonderful. So much talent in this group.
  3. thespectrum

    thespectrum Trade Member Staff Member

  4. northstarvintage

    northstarvintage Administrator Staff Member

    I envy people who can sew. It is becoming a lost art.

    That is adorable! The pattern is perfect for that style of shirt.
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  5. Metro Retro Vintage

    Metro Retro Vintage Trade Member

  6. Midge

    Midge Trade Member

    Thank you! I don't remember who the button were from, but I have a whole stash from one of our yard sales that I'm usin for things like this. Thankfully I got all different colors!
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  7. The Vintage Merchant

    The Vintage Merchant Administrator Staff Member

  8. claireshaeffer

    claireshaeffer Trade Member

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    poppysvintageclothing Administrator Staff Member

  10. denisebrain

    denisebrain VFG President Staff Member

    Yay!!! Well done, Karin!
  11. Rue_de_la_Paix

    Rue_de_la_Paix Trade Member

  12. Vinclothes

    Vinclothes Alumni +

    I liked how you placed the print, the mark of a skilled seamstress. Kudos.
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  13. Retro Ruth

    Retro Ruth Administrator Staff Member

  14. claireshaeffer

    claireshaeffer Trade Member

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  15. Midge

    Midge Trade Member

    Thanks, all! There was no real choice in placing the pattern... I had to make sure that I had enough fabric to cut all pieces :hysterical:. I've made the other blouses from this pattern with three-quarter length sleeves, but here I had to be very careful to get even the short sleeves cut... The facings are not cut on the straight of the grain :BAGUSE:. With sturdy cotton fabrics like this one, this is usually not a problem though, I just make sure the main pieces are cut correctly. I've made so many things now from fabric remnants now that I've gotten quite good at this.
    Thanks for the link, Claire. I am familiar with that doll - but don't have it. At the moment I can't add more dolls unless I take some more out of the collection...
  16. JenniferYusi

    JenniferYusi Registered Guest

    So cute!

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  17. sewingmachinegirl

    sewingmachinegirl Trade Member

    It is fabulous karin! Bravo to you..
  18. Racked Vintage

    Racked Vintage Trade Member

    Darling! Thanks for sharing.
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    MsEleanor Registered Guest

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    vintagedevotion Trade Member

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