#GBSB Childen in Need Vintage Chic




Got a taste for making a vintage inspired dress after watching the Celebrities make one for BBC’s Children in Need appeal

Here’s an update of the patterns they used:

Edith Bowman, DJ and presenter made a 1950’s flared dress (Butterick 5322)
Butterick 5322 features a lined dress with flared skirt that sits below mid-knee. It has a fitted bodice, princess seams and back zip (which Edith left exposed). Version C was the view that she made with a boat neckline. Pattern is available is sizes 8-24, priced at £7.50 from the Sew Direct website.


Wendi Peters, Actress from Coronation Street made a 1950’s ‘V’ neck dress (Butterick 5748)
Butterick 5748 is from its Retro range and features a lined dress with close-fitting bodice, and flared skirt that can been cut on crosswise grain of fabric. Also includes a side zipper and very narrow hem. Available in sizes 6-22, priced at £7.50 from the Sew Direct website.

Dave Myers, Hairy biker chef (and unlikely maker of an ‘A’ line skirt!) made a 1960’s mini ‘A’ Line dress (Simplicity 1609)
Simplicity 1609 comes from the company’s Jiffy sewing pattern range and features Misses’  modern 1960’s A-line dress with fitting darts and back zipper. Dave chose the collarless version but can be made with scalloped collar, neck bow or round neckline. Available in sizes 6-22, priced at £8.15 from the Simplicity website.

Dr Dawn Harper from Embarrassing Bodies series made a 1920’s flapper dress
Pattern used not known, but Simplicity 1770 is from the Simplicity Costume pattern range and features a similar flapper dress design. Available in sizes 8-20, priced at £5.65 from the Simplicity website.

Don’t forget items made by the contestants will be auctioned on the BBC Children in Need eBay site. Garments go live after each show! Limited edition Pudsey Bear ironing board covers that also feature on the show will go on sale, priced £10 and available from the Pudsey Shop. 100 per cent of the profits from the auctions and the ironing board covers will benefit BBC Children in Need.