Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Free 1950s Children's Dungaree Sewing Pattern

I recently acquired a box of patterns to sort through and I found a couple of magazine clippings. They were a bit tatty but I have cleaned them a bit with editing and decided to share them free here. First up is the unisex overalls/dungarees pattern

Although you will need to draft the pieces from the diagram, it is a very versatile sewing pattern. You could omit the button on bib and have it as a one piece. There is the option of a short version for summer and you can add elastic to create bubble legs

The diagram is for inch graph paper. It is designed for a child age 2 to 3 years 

I do hope you have found this useful and later this week I will also have a gorgeous dress with a yoke free pattern

In case you were wondering what was on the back :)

Monday, 7 March 2016

Simplicity 5007 Music Baby Romper

So I have been avidly working on filling up my Etsy shop and also making up some of the endless sewing patterns I bought during the winter

I decided on Simplicity 5007 for my next project. I used a music note print Poplin which I had left from an order from not 1 but at least 2 Xmases past! So it was a destash and testing a new pattern

If you do not have any luck with finding Simplicity 5007 on Etsy then Simplicity 1600 is a close one to use and you can find that here 

It features cross back straps with an added belt loop on one strap so they do not gape. There is also the option of putting in a snap panel at the crotch which I also did 

It came together really well and the only adjustment I made was using bias binding for the elastic casing. Using bias makes light work of a neat snap panel. If you with to buy one then please see my vincentvalerieuk.etsy.com