Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Vintage Style

Here's me and my beautiful girl number one. Getting ready to head out to the big Easter weekend wedding. I finally finished the vintage dress and I'm pretty happy with it. It did work out a little big so there are some alterations to be made.

I seem to find a big problem with the measurements and sizes listed on patterns to the size I actually am. According to the measurements and size table on the pattern, I am a size 16 - but knowing better I made a size 12 hoping that this would be okay. I really should have made it in a 10 and then it would have been a perfect fit. This one was a vintage Butterick pattern but I have then same problem with all the brands I have tried. Does anyone know how pattern companies size their paper patterns? I am getting really frustrated with this huge discrepancy between the instructions and the reality.


Lady Smaggle said...

Oh my gosh! What a super stylish mum you are! I'm terrified of having children because I fear it will banish me to the land of tracksuit pants and you've totally out my mind at ease. And your girl number 1 is gorgeous!

Super Kawaii Mama said...

Thanks Lady Smaggle! So nice of you to stop by. Children aren't an end to stylishness, just a reason to get more creative. It really is all up to you and the limits of your imagination.

Danielle said...

very cute!

Alison Jerabek said...

In my experience, most of the mainstream pattern companies-Butterick, McCall's, etc, seem to have their sizing a few sizes off. Vogue seems to be more true-to-size, but honestly, I almost always cut my pattern two sizes smaller than the package suggests. If you are working with an expensive/irreplacable fabric, it can be really nice to make the pattern first in a cheap muslin (if you are using a woven fabric) or knit to see how the sizing of the pattern is.

Love the dress-it looks smashing on you.

Alison Jerabek
Make Me a Hot Mama E-zine

Tizzalicious said...

Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog! I'm glad you stumbled across it!

You look fantastic!

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Leah said...

I love your dress. I am a big fan of vintage style dresses but they are difficult to find and I don't sew. Your's is great!

Thank you for the nice comment on my blog. After reading your profile I was wondering if you are a Dita fan as well?


Super Kawaii Mama said...

Thanks for checking out my blog Leah! And yes, I am am fan of Dita too. She is always immaculately put together. I would love to see her daily style if/when she had children.