Thursday, August 22, 2013

Fall for Cotton Sew-along

When Tasha announced the Fall for Cotton Sew-along, I was so excited to join in, go through my stash of vintage patterns and fabric, and make a new dress for fall.

At first, I though of making another Swirl dress with some quilter's cotton I recently picked up on clearance at Joanns.  And, while I might still whip one up during the sew-along, I wanted to challenge myself with a pattern I haven't used before and to use some of my vintage fabric, because my stash of both is really overflowing!

I picked this dress pattern from 1952 and haven't decided which view I'm going to make yet, although I am leaning towards view two (the white one).  Which do you like?  Even though I have done a fair amount of sewing, I haven't worked much with vintage patterns, so we'll see how "simple to make" this dress ends up being.

The fabric is probably from the '50s too; most of the other fabric I got out of that estate was from then as were the patterns.  I still need to get my notions, but so far, the cost of this dress is practically nothing!  Both the fabric and the pattern came from an estate sale a few years ago and I can't image that I paid more than a few dollars for it all.

Next step is is figure out what view I am going to make and then get my notions.

Want to join in?  See THIS POST for more information.


ette said...

I am participating, too.
I love the pattern you picked, I would go for the white version, I love the neckline detail. But I am not sure if this would match the pattern of your fabric, maybe the squares will kind of swallow those pointed parts.
So maybe the version with the collar would work better with that fabric?

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