So friends, I VK, pledge to you that I will make a minimum of three items using vintage sewing patterns this year and I will share my makings here with you as they progress.
I thought that this would be a good time as any to go through my very untidy pattern box and group everything into order of size and wearability, and whilst doing this I could pick out 'potentials' to meet my pledge. So after having a good old shuffle, I've come up with this selection:
Now, I'm not suggesting that I shall be making something from every pattern (that's too optimistic for me), but there's a few that I'd love to make such as the girl's short dress in the Style 2317, the long maxi dress in a Style pattern (far left, middle row) and the mini dress in Style 2287. However, some of these patterns will need to be re-sized which I'm really crap at, so if any of you know of some great blogs etc. that provide an idiot's guide to pattern re-sizing, please let me know - cheers.
With patterns chosen, I'm thinking next about fabric. I reckon I'm going to resort to making a toile first (good lord I'm getting serious as I normally hack and sew!) with some of these patterns, as I don't want to waste any fabric, but I can't wait to sew with this gorgeous one:
I saw it first on Nicole Needles' blog, where she had used it to make a cracking shirt for Mr. Needles - thanks for the inspiration, Nicole! I'm saving it for something special; I'm thinking a dress.....so watch this space!
P.S. Public Sewing Information Update:
The Great British Sewing Bee is back: BBC 2, Wednesday 28th January, 8:00 pm. Game on!