Monday, February 01, 2010


Well, it's as good a day as any to muslin garments, especially since I'm off of school for a snow day one more day! The rest of this week will be nutty so today is probably it for me & sewing.

I've cut out Ceylon by Colette patterns in a navy & white cotton print.

I didn't realize I FORGOT TO CUT OUT THE SLEEVES (doh) until I was ready to sit at the machine last weekend. Consequently I lost all mojo and fretted about it for a few days. Now I've decided, I'm not totally in love with the fabric, and it will be fine as a muslin. If it fits beautifully, then maybe I'll bind the armholes and have a sleeveless dress?

I also have this cut out, the cap sleeve with red rickrack view. My first vintage project to post at We Sew Vintage!

That is, assuming I can get it to fit. My pattern is a bust 31", and I usually start with a vintage pattern bust 38" or even 40". We'll see how my grading works. I'm using 100% linen in white. I'm probably going to add some cute vintage-y trim too, because I love that rickrack bow.

But if I don't get off the nets I'll never get started, so here's wishing a Happy Monday to you all!


  1. Angie, that top looks like it would be basically a slanted rectangle with waist darts and neck hole. Maybe take a top pattern you have now with that concept and overlay the vintage one to trace a new version.

  2. Good luck with the vintage adaptation, I also asked to enter sew retro, but they do not answer yet

  3. Cute top and I can't wait to see your Ceylon. I got it for Christmas, but the perfect fabric hasn't found me yet.

  4. Anonymous4:54 PM

    I have the same blouse pattern and have made the gathered top. I love it. I had size 36 and my real bust is 40. Usually a 36 is perfect in the shoulders and I do a fba on the vintage. I did find the armsyce/neck very high on me. Overlapping with a tnt pattern would work great. Very easy pattern to alter.

    And I love the colette pattern. I just broke my fabric/pattern diet so I need to wait! Can't wait to see your dress. Get going on it. I am tooo anxious!

  5. That will be a beautiful blouse. I have suddenly fallen in love with vintage blouse patterns. I think I will start collecting them.


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