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.