As you guys know, I’ve had mind set on creating this little beauty for a while now. And finally here it is in real life (well my version anyway).
I’ve gotta be honest – I’m pretty chuffed with it’s modern-vintage-librarian vibe.
I made this up using a vintage pattern I picked up in a charity shop. Pre-cut, on lovely paper, and with beautifully detailed instructions. Sigh.
I made some alterations to the pattern ’cause I was afraid the waist would come out too small. Turns out I was way off. Whoops.
I’d like to blame the stretchy fabric, but it’s probably my tendency to over-estimate my measurements that was the real problem.
Let’s just say I ended up having to take a lot in at the back seam!
The fabric took a bit longer to source, but I finally found some in Ditto (a brilliant Brighton-based fabric shop) that had the right amount of stretch and floral sass.
Since I’ve made it I’ve been wearing it to work at least twice a week. It’s such a happy print that it’s a really cheerful thing to wear (especially when I break out the pink shoes!).
I don’t know, I think it’s also kinda making me embrace my inner dorky librarian.