I’ve seen so many wonderful projects made with vintage patterns on the net, and finally I had my first one to try! The pattern was bought via etsy, it’s a 1972 McCalls pattern for high-neck shirt, vest, and pants. I made the vest and pants for Sidra.
The fabric is yellow corduroy and the lining is dark purple polyester fabric. It turned out that I didn’t really like the lining fabric, it moved a lot and doesn’t stay in shape. Next time I will be using cotton or silk for the lining.
I didn’t make many changes to the pattern, only adding a pair of slanted pockets to the pants and shortening the legs a bit. The pattern came with instruction sheets which I tried to follow. The back waistband has elastic in it while the front waistband is flat. They were supposed to be sewed after the sides have been stitched together and the back pants pieces are clipped on the waistband area. This part was a bit difficult and I couldn’t do it neatly.
Sidra was really excited when he saw the vest and pants. He said that they looked like fighting costume set. Huh? Yeah… umm, I guess they kinda looked like Dragon Ball‘s clothes (-_-;). He’s a big fan of Dragon Ball, and can spend hours reading the manga, that was why he was really happy with the vest and pants.
Anyway, the most important thing is that he likes them (^_^).
Now for the Dragon Ball moves!
Vest and pants pattern is 1972 McCalls 3120 size 6.