Fabric: ~2 yds of quilting cotton reproduction 1840-1860s print ($1.99 /yd)
Pattern: Sewaholic Pendrell view c with 30s style scallop collar (Casey's tutorial based on a picture from this book)
Year: contemporary + 30s inspiration
Notions: button (from stash)
Time to complete: 5 hours
First worn: July 2011
Wear again? Yup, I want to make a self fabric belt but I'm looking for the perfect belt buckle on esty
Total Cost: ~ $4
This tutorial wasn't as difficult as I thought it was going to be. I'd never done scallops before! I think the key is to be as accurate as possible while sewing and to press and fidget and press again with your scallops so they look pretty.
Shorts: Banana Republic
Top: me made!
Hat: Forever 21 (seriously, the have good, cheap retro style hats! I have three from there!)
I still have not gotten tired of this pattern! I really want to do a 40s style with poofy sleeves, a peter pan collar and a pelpum! So be on the look out for more Pendrells!