Have you come across the Vintage Sewalong 2011 in sewing blogland yet?
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I promptly signed up, and now I’m in the process of deciding what to make. As usual I’m using stash fabrics, which is rather restricting, although I did have a considerable increase in available options recently….
Potential candidates so far are:
- Butterick 2669
I would copy the grey version exactly – I already have some charcoal linen and red topstitching thread.
But it is such a basic shift, and I’d really like to make something more interesting for the sewalong.
But I would wear it, because I practically live in shift dresses in summer, winter, autumn and spring!
- Burda 2-7041
I would make this in some dark green wool, with black satin trim. But I’m not sure I would wear this confidently – I like the vintage-ness, but at my age you have to be a bit careful – can I go there without looking like Aunt Doris?!
By the way, this pattern is from one of my latest acquisitions – a 1964 Burda – which I haven’t even posted about yet, I promise I will soon!
- Simplicity 3858
This design could easily be bordering on naff, but in black viscose crepe could Version 2 be a cute LBD? The muffin-enhancing gathers could be a worry as I already have a fairly good muffin and am practically already peg-top without the skirt, but viscose has great drape … should I, or shouldn’t I?
I’m not usually so undecided, but I find it so difficult to decide on some vintage designs – there is a fine line between looking decidedly frumpy, and looking like you are from another era! Do you find this too?
And please – can you help me decide which one to sew for my Vintage Sewalong !?