Just returned from a fabulous weekend at Goodwood Revival, which had a bit of a soggy middle section but turned out beautiful in the end (thank goodness for Sunday Sunshine).
As it is totally vital to dress up at The Revival, and I was taking my whole brood, I did end up having to do quite a bit of dressmaking for it. I didn’t end up finishing any of the bits I wanted to make for myself, my mother’s extensive 1950s stash having to stand in, but I thought I would show you what I made for the children.
Using a Simplicity pattern from the 1950’s I made up four girls skirts (one for Saturday and one for Sunday). The pattern was for age 6 but not that problematic to grade it up to a size more suitable for my older girl as well.
Saturday’s skirts were made from fabrics that I had in my stash, using the patch pockets option. The girls loved these pockets as they were big and great for stashing all sorts in. Finished off with a bought petticoat they looked a picture.
Sunday’s outfits were on a matching sailor theme as my husband was going in his sailor costume (and I thought it was an ideal opportunity for maximum cuteness). I also made a pair of shorts for my son which were also from a vintage Simplicity pattern. All shorts and skirts were supposed to have suspenders of navy material but time was short and I had to jettison that plan in favour of wearable garments ready in time. Lovely silver anchor buttons and a cute white shirt finished the look!
All in all we had a fabulous time and if you love old vehicles and retro living I would highly recommend Goodwood Revival as a must-attend event!