Vintage Dungarees

April 28, 2017   /   bymotherof5  / Categories :  Feeds
Just like my sewing gal-pal Inder, I love me some vintage sewing.
I made Trixie some adorable little dungarees.
I inherited this pattern (with  quite a few others) from a kindly local lady when she packed up her sewing gear.
I sewed up the size 2 and it only just fits.
The fabric is some stretch 'dirty' denim I picked up from Eliza's in Sunshine. It was in the $2 bin.
The buttons are enamelled shell, very sturdy but they will not handle soaking or tumble drying (Well, I assume they won't and I don't, just in case)
I made no mods to the actual pattern shape. The legs were on the wide side so I simply folded that in as a button placket rather then using binding tape.
This caused a wee bit of bunching at the crotch but was neither here nor there, overall.
They only just fit.
Trixie is a lot bigger the Tildy was, at the same age. I keep forgetting that and assuming I can sew for size rather then measuring her.
How I love these.
Beatrix does too, they are her 'sheep' clothes, farm clothes?
The ruffles were a little fiddly in the thick denim but do-able. The instructions call for hand stitching the edges closed but I topstitched with no problems.

I was so excited to see my Shot-gun Mum post a photo of this pattern in the next size up, on Instagram.
I unashamedly begged her for it and she is posting it to me!
Thank you Nana Deb 

I don't get to sew a lot for Trixie, no need, she has so many gorgeous things sent to her but I really enjoyed sewing these.

They took me 3 1/2 hours solid sewing. I was pretty happy with that. 

xx N

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