Welcome everybody! Today is the day that I can reveal the contestants and their makes for this year’s Sewing The Seventies! It’s been great running this contest again and I’ve very much enjoyed seeing everyone’s comments, even when it all got a bit mad during the ten days when I wrote one post per day!
But first, I have an admission to make …. I have a technical problem that has been bugging me over the last week. I don’t have a smart phone and I’m finding Instagram incredibly difficult to use without a smart phone. I’ve managed to post things by getting my internet browser to behave as if it were an iPhone, but somehow it doesn’t seem to tag the posts properly. The Edit option also seems to be missing. Anyway, the upshot is that I don’t think all my posts have been tagged with the Sewing The Seventies 2018 hashtag. Do you have any great ideas on how I can bend Instagram to my will? I’d be extremely grateful!
Anyway, I don’t want my moans about Instagram to invade this post too much, because we’re all here to see the participant makes are:
Admin Boss from Sewliloquy
Admin Boss has made a paisley blouse using the intriguing Lutterloh system. Take a look at her post to get an idea how this pattern drafting system works. Admin Boss has picked a modern Burda modern to complete the outfit. These are a really cool pair of trousers with a mock lace fly detail at the front.
Liza from Liza Made
Liza has created a top made from lightweight wool. This looks so fabulously warm with its high collar. It is so interesting to see how this has worked with the blouse underneath. It’s really interesting to see the difference between how this design works in the wool and the drawing on the pattern envelope.
#thisfromthis using McCalls 3915 from 1973. I love this cover art, but it is super misleading as far as fit. This is one of the rare times I actually used one of the Suggested Fabrics (lightweight wool) and mine turned out to be a bulky pull-over, whereas the covergirls look like they’re wearing Lycra. It’s all right though, I like having a turtleneck I can wear two other shirts under. #layeringsuperstar #sewingthe70s #vintagepattern #vintagesewing #sewingvintage #notasadvertised #stillgoodtho #sewingtheseventies2018
being very aware now of my Instagram problems; I do hope I haven’t missed anyone. I know that a couple of others started their makes, but didn’t manage to finish within the deadline. Of course, we would still like to see them, when you do get to complete them!
Vote below for your favourite. The voting lasts a week – I’ll announce the winner then! Good luck!