Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Next Vintage Project - Butterick 6872

Last year I scored a copy of this lovely vintage pattern on Ebay in a size 16:

It is Butterick 6872; ca. early to mid 1950s; One Piece Dress: Shoulder Spanning Yoke. Gay and casual - interesting details: shoulder-spanning yoke that ends in a simulated tab, deep hem band. Collar and yoke cut-in-one. (A) Yoke and hem band cut crosswise for stripes. (B) Contrast yoke and band. (C) One fabric.

I just adore the striped version. It is a more interesting version of this dress from Land's End:
I will be making it as part of the Pattern Review Vintage Pattern Contest.  I have until June 30th to complete it. I think it will be easier than last year's vintage pajama project as I will not have to deal with modifying a pants pattern. The pattern tissue is also printed, which is much easier than those confusing dots. I will have to grade the bodice up to my proper size. I've got the bodice pieces all traced out.

I will be using this linen blend fabric from Gorgeous Fabrics

It will be beautiful, no? I may have to invest in a crinoline to wear with it. We'll see.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

I'm back!! (again)

As much as I love my children, it is nice to have some time to just be by myself, so as a Mother's Day treat I am having a lovely afternoon alone at Barnes & Noble. I have perused a fashion magazine, drank a mocha frappuccino and browsed the new books. I gave the blog a new look for spring/summer and am now doing some writing.

So how am I doing on my goals for the year? I have been sewing. I am nearly finished with my fourth project since February. I have made a skirt and shrug for my oldest daughter, Junebug. I am nearly finished with the baby afghan I started in January. I've traced out a pattern for my next vintage project. I have a draft written for one project review. I was just waiting to get some pictures taken before posting it. I have purchased more new fabric, but the outfit I made for Junebug was from last year's stash. I have obviously not blogged consistently, but I'm working on it. Here's a preview of what's to come:

Look for updates later this week!