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The "Caps for Sale" Outfit

Added May 3, 2011

by sewweekly

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This week’s theme at The Sew Weekly is children’s literature.

I just kept on coming back to Esphyr Slobodkina’s Caps for Sale, a book from my childhood. Wanting to make some separates, Caps for Sale afforded me an opportunity to make a shirt, vest and pants (I had been wanting to sew up a newly-acquired vest pattern). Because of a bad fabric choice, the shirt (#9) ultimately got the axe and I ended up wearing the blouse from this outfit. The culottes from Simplicity #4044 ended up being too-tight and I attempted poorly to turn them into a skirt (#2). When that didn’t work, I put it aside and switched back to Madeline.

But that didn’t last and I decided to do something drastic — buy some new fabric at the fabric store and force myself to make my Caps for Sale outfit work. So that’s what I did. 1 3/4 yards of poly tweed and Simplicity 8013 later, I had my heavily modified pants (I didn’t like the lack of waistband in this pattern and the whole thing ran really large!).

I could go into detail about making the vest, but there really wasn’t anything to it and I’m far too tired to stay up any longer tonight. The one thing I’ll say is that it’s a big tighter than I’d like (I had to work with a 30 bust) but, oddly, I really like it!

Read more about this outfit over at The Sew Weekly

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Pants
Style
Casual, Classic, Vintage
Material
Cotton

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    May 6, 2011, 12.42 AMby supercalla

    AHHH I TOTALLY FORGOT ABOUT THAT BOOK AND THIS MAKES ME SO HAPPY!

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    May 3, 2011, 11.47 PMby tashmopolitan

    very cute! I love the theme!!!

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    May 3, 2011, 11.45 PMby aluckmann

    Great photos, fabulous outfit!

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    May 3, 2011, 06.41 PMby brisehuus

    Once again a very beautiful outfit! I love your style.

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    May 3, 2011, 05.25 PMby FabricUiPhoneApp

    I want to make a vest soon…to go with my stretch lace tops. I have the pattern, I just need to get started!

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    May 3, 2011, 04.41 PMby mermaidsvoice

    very adorable outfit! and I love your inspiration- that was one of my favorite books when I was little!

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