First up, dress progress: I played with pattern adjustments, worried about losing the entire vintage pattern in the process, and realized something super obvious: I already have a pattern EXTREMELY close to the inspiration dress in my stash! In the words of Homer, Doh.
Here's the line drawing:
And the sleeves from Vogue 8554 are also a perfect tulip match (the dress is cute too):
So at this point, I'm trying to decide whether I want to do more tweaks to my New York pattern tissue, or start from scratch with the Vogue. I'm leaning toward trying the Vogue. I love the neckline and the midriff band, and the circle skirt is already present. And the sleeves! I'll use those sleeves regardless.
I did pre-wash my seersucker fabric though! In case you're just joining me, I have the stripe in Espresso:
Now it's Monday again and back to work! But I have Spring Break next week, so my plan is to make real progress.
I leave you with the cutest pincushion ever:
Isn't it awesome in it's tiny bird basket glory? And my flower head pins look so happy here. I got it from Beth's Bagz on etsy. It was REALLY hard to pick just one, but I love birds, and the little basket won (over a poodle who was seriously calling my name).