Will a full time job, 1 year old son and my Accidental Vix sketches and sewing creations to keep me busy it’s not often I get time to sew for myself, or even for Harry at the moment, but I decided to reward myself for the busy month by making myself a new dress. It’s been amazing to spend some time with lots of fellow creatives at the craft fairs I’ve done recently but it has highlighted that I’m feeling like a frumpy mummy, and my lack of pre-pregnancy figure is not an excuse to neglect my wardrobe. Inspired by watching the last season of Mad Men (finally) and my love of 50s/60s fashion, I would quite happily have Peggy Olsen‘s wardrobe, it was time to visit Leeds Market to stock up on jersey and ponte roma, and get the overlocker out. I started with this simple 60s Coco swing dress by Tilly and the Buttons. It was easy to sew, even for me who is used to sewing mini clothes, and great for using up fabric scraps for pockets, in this case my own ‘fly with me’ fabric design. Although the sleeves are too baggy and I need to adapt the pattern to go in a bit more at the waist I love how comfortable it is – there will be a few more of these on the sewing table before work starts in earnest again later in the month.

 

Written by Vicky Morse

The designer behind Accidental Vix and mum of gorgeous and boisterous baby boy and wife to fab and supportive hubby with an aim to just be creative.