Sunday, January 18, 2015

Vintage Style

The top I have made for January MAGAM is an old Style Pattern from 1975. I have quite a few Style patterns in my stash all dating from the mid 70s to 1991. Some I bought new myself and some used ones I got from the op shop.
This was a very quick project. The fabric is cotton jersey from Spotlight  and the pattern is just four pieces. It is suitable for woven and jersey fabrics. Because of the loose fit I straight stitched the seams then finished them with the overlocker.
 The neckline is more boat-shaped than the illustration would suggest, but it isn't too wide. It was supposed to be finished with bias binding but I made a skinny facing, understitched it, topstitched it and trimmed it back with the overlocker. 

My husband took a few photos for me as a nice change from mirror shots.
This is a very comfortable top, easy to get into and get out of and is just right for part of a cruise wardrobe.

Not quite the pattern illustration.

I am very pleased with this simple little top. So easy to make and so easy to wear. It is a pity it is no longer available, although I did see one copy on etsy.  It will definitely go on the make again pile.

Bye for now ;)


  1. You definitely look ready for a cruise! Great match of fabric to pattern and perfect with your white pants! Pretty smile too. :)

  2. I love how you worked with the stripes! Makes the simple top look very classy.

  3. I love how this tuned out. Suits you to a T. A simple pattern like this one could be colour blocked or jazzed up in so many ways. To bad it's oop. Your neck line is well done. You should for sure make more - a good tnt.

  4. That is definitely cruise ready. Love it.It looks very fresh and also flattering. I also really like how you have positioned the stripes. Very nice.

  5. Perfectly right for a cruise - very smart and nautical. I just love this top on you. Looks like our original patterns bought in our youth are now vintage!

  6. Well done, Kathy! Your top turned out so beautifully. Now you are ready for the cruise :) :)

  7. So great to see your post! I have this same pattern that I thrifted from my local thrift store last year. It's always great to see an actual garment from this pattern. Yours look great!

  8. Hi Kathy, just wondering if you have the instructions for this pattern? I just got given it in a bundle and would love to have a go at it. I'm in NZ would be happy for a scanned copy or to pay postage if you were able to photocopy. Thanks so much Miriam