Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Flashback May--Sewing through the Decades Challenge with Rachel from nest full of eggs

Call the Midwife by nest full of eggs
 Hello Project Run & Play readers! I'm Rachel from nest full of eggs and I'm excited to be here for Flashback May. When I was asked to come back and join you for a day and sew a look from any theme that I wish I would have had in my season, I chose: 'Sewing through the Decades' and picked the 1950s.
Call the Midwife by nest full of eggs
 Boil some water and gather some clean towels, it's time to call the midwife! In case you haven't discovered "Call the Midwife" yet, it's a British TV show set in the late 1950s in London. I recreated a look based off of the midwife uniform from the show. A light blue short sleeve A-line dress with a white peter pan collar, a deep red cardigan, and a gray trench coat.
Call the Midwife by nest full of eggs
 Each piece can be interchanged with other articles of clothing in my daughter's closet. My favorite piece is the gray trench coat, not only is it a classic piece of clothing and practical since it's dark and will hide dirt, but the gray cotton twill was a dream to work with (I love working with cotton twill). Since it's not very girly, I added a pretty surprise in the inside by using light pink bias tape.
nest full of eggs
I really had fun with this one as I'm a huge fan of the show plus I love this color combination. And if you haven't watched "Call the Midwife" yet, you really must check it out!

Keep sewing beautiful clothes for your beautiful children.

Many thanks to Elizabeth and LiZ for the invitation.

12 comments :

  1. Totally adorable. 1950's clothing is the best.

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  2. This is just so perfect! Lily would have loved this outfit! Now she's an almost teen, she doesn't want to wear my vintage creations anymore. Sniff.

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  3. Love this, Rachel. The coat is beautifully made--and I love the simplicity of the dress with the crisp white collar...on a side note, I love that show! We are totally PBS junkies over here :)

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  4. Love Call the Midwife! Great version of their uniform!

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  5. love it especially the pink bias binding in the trench coat!!!

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  6. 50s fashion is my favorite. Adorable outfit!!!!

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  7. I love Call the Midwife, great inspiration and execution! I can see the girls wearing this on their bicycles!

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  8. Oh my goodness I absolutely LOVE the trench coat!!! Am a huge fan of the show and this outfit is perfect!!

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  9. That is a darling outfit! So sweet and vintage. I love working with cotton twill too. =)

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  10. Love this! The outfit is super cute!

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