Friday, May 15, 2015

Sew For Victory! / Spring For Cotton

I was inspired by the 1940′s Themed Sew Alongs over at LuckyLucille!  

  I found out about the Sew for Victory Sew Along back in 2013 over at Bramblewood Fashion~  I was unable to fully participate at the time, but I joined the Flicker group, spent an hour-hour & a half searching the web for photos and pictures of old patterns- and I got lots of good ideas...then I went to my boxes of sewing patterns, and pulled out anything that would do as it was, and the things that could be altered...then I compared them to all the similar photos that I had found online, chose the old photo, and the new pattern.
(all remembering that I already own the perfect fabric- a poly-cotton sheet that I picked up at the outlet mall a few years back...I just don't remember what outfit I was planning to use it for at the time!)

In 2014, I was really happy to see that Sew for Victory was happening again  =) and I made all kinds of sketches- trying to decided how the dress would really look. I even got the bodice all sewn up!  But you know what happened? I ran out of time AND got stumped on the skirt! =(

Enter 2015:  I was really eager to really finish the dress, and participate in my very first Sew Along--I went over to LuckyLucille, only to find out that it was the second to last day of Rochelle's new Sew Along "Spring For Cotton". That means that my poly-cotton sheet dress wouldn't count anyway...sigh!   But I decided that I would finish that dress Sew Along or no Sew Along- whether the dress fits or not (it does not).  And I'd also call it one of my Summer of No Pants* projects. =)

This was the inspiration (thanks BF):

And this is the pattern and fabric I used:

(Oh, and for the first time ever, I tried Mrs. Kluth's gathering trick of simply zig-zagging over dental floss- worked nice!)

*SONP is not officially happening this year, but I like to sew, and wear cute dresses & skirts anyway, so I'll just do my own thing....(Summer of No Pants is a Google+ group, and anyone can join & post at anytime.)

1 comment:

Rochelle New said...

You did a fantastic job recreating the dress! The pattern you picked is perfect and I love the striped fabric, too. A job well done all around :)