I got a bit behind on my regular sewing as I made a dress for Fraulein Frauke. I didn’t feel altogether pleased with the result and the camera went on strike, so no pictures of that. The club was as fun as usual though and I got the opportunity to say hello to some of my fellow vintage bloggers, Pimpinett, Elsa and Miss Meadows. But now I’m back to normal and trying to finish my yellow ensemble. It feels like very slow work, partly because I use French seams which is a bore to sew, even though the end result is worth it. It’s also three garments, not one, but now the skirt and the blouse only need some finishing touches. I still need to set in the sleeves and make the lapels on the bolero though.
Much to my dismay I have realized that you can find the reproduction patters from Vogue and Buttericks on Etsy. Very dangerous for my wallet, but so nice to find out of print patterns for good prices and definitely lower shipping costs! I just got these lovelies, a coat from 1946 and a suit from 1940.
I also bought some silk noil from Etsy, from Silkfabric, to be precise, in brown and olive. I plan to make the suit in the brown fabric, though making the dress into a skirt and blouse instead, as I’m making an olive blouse too. I haven’t decided on the pattern for that one yet, though.
I have been looking for a pair of yellow sandals since forever and not finding anything I really like. I do like these ones from Rocket Originals, though they are white. I have been pondering to buy them and try to dye them. I have never tried that with leather shoes, but there are dyes for that purpose, so I guess it can be done.