Wednesday, 13 April 2011
Current sewing projects
Despite talking about a lot of other things, I do work on my wardrobe. I sew diligently, but I also sew slowly, so it takes time. I’m currently working on this housedress from Decades of Style. So far I find the pattern a dream to work with. I had planned to make it in a black and white fabric, but it turned out to be a tad too short. As I didn’t want a forties mini-dress I returned to my stash and pulled out this fabric:
It’s really a late 18th century reproduction in a thin, but nice, cotton and I have had it for years. Somehow I never found the right gown for it, so now it will be a housedress instead.
I’m also looking for tweed for a coat. What I want is a tweed in grey and brown, which seems to be a rather unpopular combination. There sure are a lot of lovely wools out there and in a pinch I can go for something brown or grey. However, I have a friend who owns a fabric store and she is helping me. I found this website, though; Design your own tartan. I have no idea what it would cost, probably hideously expensive, but I really like the idea that you can get a checkered fabric exactly as you want it. But back to my friend with the fabric store. I visited last week and noosed around for a grey wool crepe, which I didn’t find, but I did found a 1940’s reproduction cotton. Of course I couldn’t resist it. In the spring and summer wardrobe for year one I should get a dress in artificial silk patterned with flowers. Perhaps I will skip the artificial silk part and make it in cotton instead. Yesterday I found this picture in Mormor hade stil:
It reminded me that I recently bought a original shirtdress pattern from New Vintage Lady. My plan is to make it in thin grey wool, but I think I will try out the pattern with the short sleeves for my cotton.
Don’t you think it will be pretty?