Friday, September 14, 2012

Vintage sewing #6

Here's one more outfit I made for Jess. It's apparently from the same pattern as this one. If I'd realized at the time that it was the same size, I'd have had Courtney model it, too.

It's actually a dress (with a waistband that needs pressing), not a skirt and blouse.

The (velveteen?) vest is reversible.

From the leftover fabrics, I also made this little matching outfit for Jess's doll, "My Baby Beth".

Her vest and bonnet are also reversible! And she has matching bloomers.

That's the end of the vintagely-sewn people-garments I have around here. I do, however, still have lots of the doll clothes I made for Beth (I also have Beth herself, still in fine shape!). If you're interested in seeing these, let me know in the comments. I might be able to convince Courtney to help me do a little fashion show for you.

Speaking of "My Baby Beth", just out of curiosity I did a Google search. I see you can still buy her on eBay, wearing her original outfit... used, of course, and the starting bid is more than I paid for her originally. That's "vintage", for ya! You can also get the clothes pattern like I used. Fortunately I ran across mine just the other day, so I don't need it. You can even buy a 2-page advertisement about her. Ha!


The Luedtke Family said...

What's nice at first glance is that Beth's arms and legs are flesh colored plastic rather than half plastic and half white material!

All are lovely!

Grandma G said...

Thanks, Becky! Ha - the white material starts just under the edge of the sleeve. :)

C.G. said...

Really vintage! Looking forward to see little Courtney do her fashion show~ Hope she'll agree... ;)

annie dee said...

Very nice. I would love to see the dolls clothes and would love to see this outfit modeled by your favorite model!

Grandma G said...

I finally got all those clothes put away again about a week ago, so I'm afraid I'm not going to dig them back out for Courtney to model that one. Sorry! But if you hang around here long enough, maybe you'll see her in it in a couple years when she grows into it! ;)

I will get her to help me with a fashion show of doll clothes, though! I'm sure she'll be an eager assistant. I hope you won't mind wrinkles, because right now the clothes are stuffed in a duffle bag, and I'm not about to iron those tiny things! :)