I’m not exactly sure why sewing patterns scare the crap out of me but I think my bizarre fear may have begun during the horror that was my Home Ec. class eons ago in school and the terrifying teacher who taught it. (those unfamiliar with Home Ec. can learn my tale in this video)
A funky thrift score has now convinced me to face my ridiculous pattern dread and attempt my first instruction following sewing project:
A pair of vintage East German jazzy pants from a still originally packaged 1970’s pattern!
That groovy high-waisted trouser pattern is from the oh-so-imaginatively named Verlag für die Frau (Publisher for Women) and appears to have only 3 pieces so fingers crossed it won’t be too complicated…
The Verlag für die Frau in action in 1971 – I’m totally digging that wrap maxidress!
Snag the scoop behind the pattern & help me decide which marvelous vintage fabric I should use below:
Vintage pattern (thrifted) €0.10 – Vintage Floral Fabric (thrifted) €0.50 – Vintage Tablecloth (thrifted) €1
Total cost: €1.60
Let’s take a closer look at those funky fabrics:
This tablecloth is huge and a mix of polyester & cotton that has been dyed to cover a few unsightly stains.
This large piece of fabric is a light cotton and may be easier to work with than the tablecloth…?
Let me know which fabric you think is best in the comments below + any pattern cutting, sewing & basic usage advice is most welcome too!
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