Party In The Back {Vintage Simplicity 6926}

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You know I love a vintage pattern. Oh yes I do. It’s always a bit ofย  gamble picking them up at op shops because sometimes they incomplete or torn, but for 50c it’s worth it just to look at the cool illustrations on the envelope. I got so excited when I found this one because (a) it’s not that far off my actual size and (b) I am on such a pinafore kick right now. I think they are called a jumper in the US. And our jumpers you call sweaters. Confused yet?

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I’ve actually been searching high and low to find a reissued version by one of the Big 4 pattern companies. Come on guys, do it for me?

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The owl fabric is by Art Gallery Fabrics, most likely I bought it from Hawthorne Threads, but it was a while back (oooh – click on the link, they still have some!). I love it but was super paranoid about getting owl boobs due to the size of the print. I managed to avoid it though.

webDSC_1059The buttons are fabric covered and another op shop find. I found a bag of mixed ones but didn’t have enough of the white for the front two buttons, so used pink instead. I wish there was ten of the pink ones because I definitely prefer them. The square white ones tip and tilt a lot and sort of remind me of chewing gum. I might end up changing them for something else.

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Pockets!

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I made version two and really didn’t change much at all besides cutting the front piece on the fold so I didn’t have that centre front seam. It would have been a shame to cut up the owls. I finished the hem with grey satin bias binding (which you can see peeking out in the pic above).

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Fit-wise I cheated and added about one centimetre to each side seam after comparing the pattern pieces to my current dresses. Vintage patterns do seem to have a lot of ease. This one is for a 36″ bust and I’m about 40″. There is a slight gape under the arms but I’m very happy with the fit considering the hack job I did.

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It does look slightly apron-y, but I don’t mind it at all. In winter I’ll be able to layer it with long sleeve tops and in summer it will be perfect as is. She will be known as my mullet dress, party in the back!

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8 thoughts on “Party In The Back {Vintage Simplicity 6926}

  1. So cute! I go to my local thrift shops for muslin fabric and I’ve seen a few (quite a few!) patterns for 50Cents but shied away because they look like such a mess but you’ve shown here it’s well worth the risk! Love your “jumper/pinafore” ๐Ÿ™‚ I think it suits you to a Tee.

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  2. Love your version! I made mine out of a size XXL thrifted indian cotton maxi skirt. Although I’m not really a ruffle girl, the skirt had one so I just left it on – no hemming! I should make another……;o)

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  3. It is very cute and have you considered dying the buttons? If they are fabric they will dye well and the slightly soft plastic ones dye well also. Just put a teaspoon of dye in a cup with a teaspoon of salt and some boiling water, stir them up and drop in the buttons.

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