Wednesday 20 April 2011

Stitch Her Style - South Riding

After falling in love with the BBC's South Riding, costume department a few posts ago now, I thought it was about time I shared with you some of the modern patterns which I found that I think would create the fabulous 30's South Riding look.
The benefit of using modern patterns is they can be a fraction of the cost of a vintage pattern from eBay or Etsy and they all are multi-sized so no head scratching re-sizing!

So here some of the best...

8503 Blouse : Burda : sizes: 12 to 24
  Adding a little height to the sleeve pattern would give a perfect puffed sleeve.
This could also easily double as a waistcoat pattern
M6206 Misses'/Miss Petite Lined Jackets McCall's

M6148 Misses' Shirts McCall's

KS 3668 Misses' Blouses Kwik Sew

S4221 Misses or Plus Size Skirt, and Pullover Tops Simplicity

Loved the floaty teal top and feel that this Simplicity pattern is as near to it as possible, just add two diagonal rows of pin tucks and a larger bow and your there!
Essentially for the Miss Burton style a high waisted, long ankle length, pencil skirt ...

6917 Misses' Pencil Skirt sizes 8 to 18 New Look
this one is very reminiscent of a stunning skirt made by Nabby!!

V8697 Misses'/Misses' Petite Skirt Vogue ( Easy )

This Vintage Vogue pattern from the 30's is practically perfect in every way!

D30-1379 Ladies' Dinner Dress, circa 1934

And if your feeling a little more adventurous and are prepared to do a little re-sizing, on some beautiful vintage repro patterns then, these from Eva Dress are just fantabulous!  I want them all !!!

Wendy x


  1. You've done a great job tracking down those patterns. I wouldn't have given that Simplicity 4221 a second look, but you're right that it could so easily be made into that beautiful blouse, with a bit of imagination.

  2. You've put so much effort into this, great idea for a post and well done on your pattern sleuthing! I've had the fashion from South Riding on my mind for a while and keep hoping to find similar blouses in charity shops or on the high street, as I am far too challenged in the sewing department to attempt something from a pattern yet!!

    Miss P xx