Saturday, 1 August 2015

Vintage pledge shift

Helloooooo! We are back from the seaside. It was wet and cold but no matter we had a lovely time all the same staying with my Aunt and Uncle who looked after us in the best possible way. I didn't cook for a week and the girls were constantly amused with their pet dogs. We came back to find our lillies had flowered. I love seeing the garden when we get back from holidays.It is so exciting.

I have a pre-holiday post for you that I didn't get round to photographing and posting before we went. (in case you think I packed my sewing machine to go on holiday!)

It is a shift dress from a vintage pattern Butterick 3598. Really quick, simple and enjoyable to make. It does what it says on the packet 'EXTRA quick 'n' easy'

The fabric was sent to me by from their new range of patterned cotton called Tula. It is really good quality. I went for the geometric print to compliment the 60's shift style.

I am finally learning how to ease in a sleeve to avoid having puffed up shoulders - the key is to use lots of pins - I mean lots and lots. I followed a few tips from Did you make that? Karen gave some good advice and so did her followers.

I am wearing it with my crochet necklace. You can find links to the pattern here.

Me, me, me ......

I am going to wear it to work on Tuesday but there are lots more post holiday jobs to do before then. Mountains of washing, allotment picking and gardening.

I'm off to check out your blogs lovely people. Have I missed 
anything super-inspiring?


I am linking this dress in with my Vintage pledge 2015
Jo xxxxx


  1. Lovely dress!! Glad to know that you had a fun time.

  2. Glad you all had a good time. Hope the weather improves for the rest of the holidays.

  3. Really pretty and perfect for summer!

  4. Lovely dress and necklace goes so well (I have used that necklace pattern myself). Sorry your holiday was cold and wet.

  5. Gorgeous and a really pretty fabric! Bee xx

  6. You are super inspiring that dress looks fantastic on you.
    Hugs and welcome home.

  7. Stunning, you have such a talent. Shame the weather was not good for your holiday, it is putting the dampener on so many peoples holidays.

  8. The fabric is so pretty, and it goes perfectly with your necklace. I'm glad you had a nice relaxing holiday too; it's good to get away. And no cooking? bliss! :)

  9. This is super cute Jo! Thanks so much for sharing :o) It's now on the dedicated Pinterest Board

  10. Really lovely. The shape is simple but really flattering on you. Louisex