>Busy Sewing Bee Part II


Catch up with posting pictures! Here’s pics of the NRA era dress I made based on a pattern I recently sold. Initially I made it for the trip, but I descided it’s a bit too informal since it’s in a quilters cotton- looks more like a morning dress than something to be worn to a dinner. The striped fabric is from Joann and I bought the silk organza on ebay. Of course, instead of puffed sleeves and collar I wanted ruffles. I wired the edges with fishing line to make the ruffles have more body to the edges, but I do need a bit more practice!

This green dress I cut out last night and got together today. It’s from a pattern in my stash from 1937. The fabric was also from Joann, and I bought it last spring on super clearance. I couldn’t pass it up because it looked so 30s! My camera’s not liking the sun today, so I played with the pics to get the color and pattern to somewhat show up, but it’s still a tad off.

And finally, here’s a hat I made from Vintage Pattern Lending Library to go with my 20s dress I made a few weeks ago. This pattern was actually deceptively difficult. In theory it’s not that hard, but the fitting was very strange and some of the instructions were wonky so I made up part of it. I think with a few more tries I’d get it how I wanted it, and probably with a sturdier fabric. The linen I used for the hat is semi-sheer and soft so doing those lapped seams was a challenge! It’s not on their site yet since they just changed systems, but I just bought it maybe two weeks ago, so they should have it up soon, hopefully.

10 Comments on >Busy Sewing Bee Part II

  1. AlohaAroha
    July 8, 2009 at 12:23 am (15 years ago)

    >Super cute outfits! I am sooooo envious at your sewing spree! I need to make some 1930s dresses instead of 1830s dresses so that I can whip a couple up a week :-PI particularly like the green dress. It's so chic!

  2. Dizzy Dame
    July 8, 2009 at 1:11 am (15 years ago)

    >OMG I want to hire u as my dressmaker!

  3. Farce Herself
    July 8, 2009 at 1:19 am (15 years ago)

    >I'm so jealous of your skill!

  4. Andi B. Goode
    July 8, 2009 at 2:59 am (15 years ago)

    >Oh my – you're so talented. I love that first dress especially!-Andi x

  5. reilly
    July 8, 2009 at 5:24 am (15 years ago)

    >I can't believe you can sew a dress in one day! I must be lazier than I thought – I take one day for tracing the vintage pattern, second day for cutting and transferring marks, and I finally start sewing the third! Haha

  6. Gabriella
    July 8, 2009 at 4:24 pm (15 years ago)

    >Oh my heavens! Those RUFFLES!! Amazing!

  7. Tina
    July 8, 2009 at 7:05 pm (15 years ago)

    >Ooh, I love the ruffles and that striped fabric is perfect! Love it!

  8. Atomic Mama
    July 8, 2009 at 7:23 pm (15 years ago)

    >so adorable as always!I love your patterns, you should copy all of them and send them to me for my birthday. lol.:D :DSeriously.. you are amazing!

  9. catherine_sr.
    July 18, 2009 at 12:34 pm (15 years ago)

    >I just discovered your blog and am totally in love with it. I always wondered how vintage patterns translate into real life and it's so fun to see the results. You look stunning… my favorites are the first two dresses, especially the ruffles on the first one.

  10. Avalon76
    December 4, 2009 at 9:39 pm (14 years ago)

    >I LOVE that green dress more than I can tell you.I found your blog today (thank you, TFL) and adore it! As you can tell by my comments. =D

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