Monday, December 27, 2010

vintage sewalong!

I've signed up for Joanne's ("Miss Muslin") Vintage Sewalong 2011!

You can click the link above to go to the sewalong blog, and there are instructions for sign up too. There are basically no rules. My kind of sewalong! Choose a pattern and fabric in January, sew it up in February.

I'm having a bit of dilemma trying to choose just one pattern though. So I'll probably sew as many as I want! (In my dreams, right? I've been so prolific sewing-wise lately and all.)

Here are my top contenders right this second though. First, a two-piece Simplicity (late 30s/early 40s?). I love the gathered shoulders and the very 1940s gored skirt.

A late 30s Hollywood pattern. This is probably my most favorite vintage pattern ever! I love the grey coat (top right) but that red dotty dress with rickrack trim is just SO me!

I don't often see alot of 1930s and 40s blouses in a print, so that's what makes this Hollywood pattern exciting. I love the boatneck top, but personally I can't wear that style (it's so cute in the illustration though!) No, I'm fond of the apple green print blouse with the bow:

Super chic suit with a bit different skirt than the pattern above, plus tailored top and gorgeous jacket:

Sweet, simple sundress with bolero jacket. Sadly, I can't put my hands on this pattern today so I'm wondering where the heck it has gotten off to! This looks like one of those easy to make/easy to wear pieces for spring & summer:

I just won this pattern earlier this month on ebay. I had to do a last minute bid to get it though! I LOVE the tied bow neckline and the button-on bodice! I haven't opened it yet to check, but I wonder if the buttons are decorative rather than functional. Either way, it's an adorable dress!

Another red dotty dress that I love. This one has a slimmer skirt than many of my patterns, and I love that turn-back, ruffled collar.

Last one for today. (I have a whole other box of patterns in the closet!) This one is a little unconventional, but I love it! I'm not sure how brave I am, as far as wearing these in public go, but I have had a lifelong love affair with overalls, so when I saw this pattern on ebay last fall, it had to be mine. (It wasn't cheap either. ALOT of people apparently have an overall love affair).

I actually think this would be cute with a skirt too.

That's it for my choices for now, mostly 30s and 40s era patterns. I haven't even thought about fabrics yet...that will depend on my final pattern I suppose.

So, are any of you joining us in the Vintage Sewalong? Have you chosen your pattern yet?


  1. Love the cute but my choice for you to make is the last red dotty dress. so elegant. Have fun. Keep us posted.

  2. Oh, those are so wonderful! I need to develop my vintage collection a bit, I think. I love the red dotty dress with the white ruffled collar, and the one with the button-on shoulder yoke thingie.

  3. Wow. Too many choices Miss Jemima! I do love the bolero jacket. I am a sucker for jackets.....
    Glad you have joined the sewalong.

  4. Sew many choices! I like the sundress with the little jacket.

    Have fun! looking forward to seeing your creation

  5. How would you feel about me just sending a random box of patterns? Some vintage, some not. Most probably not in your era. Interested?

    There are few skirts in that collection that I would love to have, so maybe I should play, eh? g

  6. omg omg do the button-on top frist, do the button-on top first! c'mon, do that one first, do that one first!

    (uh. I vote for the button-on top dress to be done first.)

  7. Great choices! I adore the red dots with the ric-rac!!! I would give my eye teeth for a dress like that, though I'd probably look like a clown in it. Can't wait to see which you pick!

  8. How could you even choose which pattern to start with?! They're all lovely---can't wait to see what you do first. :)

  9. You have a wonderful selection of patterns there - they are all very lovely!

  10. I think overalls are cute, just not practical, if you know what I mean, but as a skirt/jumper, really cute. I love them all, btw... I also joined, sooo you and I have our work cut out for us.

  11. Thanks so much for the shower curtain link Angie.

  12. Fun! I look forward to seeing which pattern you choose.

  13. I LOVE the last one! With an embroidery embellishment at the waist, I'm thinking it could be amazing.


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