The Simplicity 4047 top is finally finished! It took FOREVER, and I am SO over it. But I am excited to wear it to work for Halloween on Monday. A couple of the guys (!) picked out Mad Men for our department costume theme, so I’m all ready.
(The skirt is a Simplicity reproduction 1940s pattern, while the top is a Simplicity reproduction 1950s pattern, but I can make it all work for the early 1960s.)
I finished the last of the hand sewing last weekend. I’m really pleased with how it turned out and particularly how nice it looks on the inside because of the underlining. Plus, I made a belt. How cool is that? Let’s take a tour …
And as a sneak peek for my Halloween ensemble, here is the jewelry I’ll wear:
And the accessories:
All I need to do is tease my hair a bit, and the outfit skews early 1960s, but I’ll go more 1940s when I wear it on a regular day.
There were tons of lessons learned on this project, but I’ll save that for another post. Also coming soon, the mood board for the next top, which is a wearable muslin. After all this, it’s time for some quick sewing gratification!