A Kapinny post
My aunt found a bunch of '50s and '60s sewing and knitting patterns in a second hand shop. I have the choicest ones on loan, so I can copy them.
It's perfect timing: I've been so loving the Mad Men aesthetic (if not the culture) as we make our way through the DVDs.
Here's the first pattern I have copied and actually made up.
And the result. I'm not entirely happy with the way the sleeves sit (hard to show on the dummy), but this is only the first trial version; I'll be making some adjustments. I've made it up in a stretch woven, since it's more closely fitting than the illustrations would suggest. Also, I don't have that kind of figure any more.
I love the print on this fabric; for some reason blue and white always does it for me.