New vintage sewing project!
Okay, so I’m already half way through making a vintage vogue princess seam day dress, but I have run into a slight difficulty. When I was pinning the pattern onto the fabric I got the distinct impression that the man-made fabric that I had chosen for the dress was hostile to the whole process… it was really difficult to stick pins into, and when I tried cutting out the pieces it kept slipping everywhere. So I’m not very enthusiastic about running this through the machine, particularly because my skills are still a bit rusty.
Luckily, I picked up some gorgeous blue polka dot crepe de chine in the January sales, and I think that this might be a much easier fabric to work with at the moment. So I think I’m going to start making a dress with this lovely crepe de chine and come back to the vintage vogue dress and the tricky fabric when I’m a bit more experienced.
So now I have chosen my fabric, I need a vintage pattern to work with. I’ve delved into my big box of patterns (it’s actually two boxes now, but who’s counting?) and I’ve pulled out a vintage Butterick pattern from the 1960s that I’ve been dying to get started on:
I really think that the floaty crepe de chine will make lovely drapes at the shoulder of this dress. The bright blue colour will look great for spring (if it ever arrives…) and the fun little polka dots will give the dress an exciting edge.