Style and Pattern Distractions…

I know, I know… I’m finally back and… you know what?  I’m having a total style distraction in terms of patternmaking.  I know I promised the 1910s Skirt Pattern ages ago, and I still haven’t gotten it done yet.  But it was early in the year and still cool, and I was dreaming of Edwardian things.

Now it’s hot, and my mind is going somewhere more in the direction of this…




So… I have a question for you, my readers and pattern customers. Would it be horrifically awful if we delayed the 1910s Skirt Pattern until the fall?  Can I focus on something more 1930s or 1940s summertime for now?  I’ve got dreams of fun pleated shorts running around in my head that I *know* would be ideal for the upcoming summer months…


8 Comments on Style and Pattern Distractions…

  1. Tammi Johnson
    June 6, 2012 at 3:54 pm (12 years ago)

    I voted for the 1930’s/40’s. Since I have started swing dancing I’ve been wanting to make nothing but early 1940’s dresses.

  2. Tasha
    June 6, 2012 at 4:28 pm (12 years ago)

    You should totally focus on something fun and summery. I want to see the pleated running shorts in your head! ;)

    So glad to see you back to blogging! By the way, I recently used your mitered corner tutorial for bias tape from your set of tutorials on the subject last fall. I was really nervous about doing it on my first sweetheart neckline, but it worked a treat and the neckline is perfect on my new dress. Now I know exactly what to do in the future, thanks to you. :)

  3. VitalVogue
    June 6, 2012 at 5:17 pm (12 years ago)

    Whatever you are currently passionate about will go more smoothly and end up, in some way, more fun for us to sew.

  4. Anna
    June 7, 2012 at 2:08 am (12 years ago)

    I’m also a swing dancer like the firs commenter, so 30s and 40s is fine for me ;)

  5. Alli
    June 7, 2012 at 4:11 am (12 years ago)

    LOVE the 30s and 40s, so it’s a definite yes from me ;)

  6. Kristine Hudson
    June 7, 2012 at 5:05 am (12 years ago)

    Love your patterns! on my list of things to buy next! :)
    Yes,yes, the 30’s and 40’s!! :)…I just started sewing garments again after a decade-long hiatus. I’m interested in things that I can wear now..1910’s skirts aren’t very practical for a busy middle-aged mom of teens, that works for Boy Scouts USA. . hee.hee..:)
    Kristine~ :)

  7. Mugsy
    June 7, 2012 at 10:57 am (12 years ago)

    SOOO glad to see you back and kicking butt! *LOL* The marketplace looked amazing – wish we had something like that here in the Great White North (aka Canada, more specifically close to Toronto ;) ) Probably a matter of me not opening my eyes wide enough, but what the heck, I’m a normal North American, lazy or what??
    Anywho, looking forward to whatever you try creating…please, please, please let it be 1930’s or 40’s ( *LOL* but I’m not biased).
    Keep on keeping on, and I DO hope you stay well – you have my sympathies regarding allergies, currently down with a cold myself…drat!

    Have loads of fun!!

  8. Joy D.
    June 7, 2012 at 11:14 am (12 years ago)

    Patterning in dress has always felt necessary. Even with minimalism bouncing in and out of fashion!

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