Vintage pledge 2015…projects and plans

27 January 2015

I loved the Vintage Sewing Pattern Pledge from last year, it was started by Marie from A Stitching Odyssey, and it is all on again this year….I sew from vintage patterns all the time, and I’m making my pledge based on some more challenging skill building projects, I’m going to make a vintage suit, and at least two of my vintage Couturier Design sewing patterns.

This is what I’m looking at using for my first vintage tailored suit! I have been gathering ideas and ‘how tos’ about vintage tailoring techniques for a few months, and have shortlisted two patterns:

sewing patterns

My other intention is to do some fabric stash busting, so I’ll be looking to work with fabrics I already have – or have a very good reason for looking elsewhere..!

My other plans include, McCall’s 3468

McCalls 3468 pattern

I’d like to make this for cooler weather, I have a similar style dress in a wool crepe, which is my go-to in Autumn and in winter with a warm coat. Fabric to be confirmed! This is the back of the envelope…

McCalls 3468 pattern back

How about this beautiful dress!

Vogue 8817

I have some rather special 40s (maybe?) curtain fabric, which looks unused, thank goodness, which I think may be perfect….just need to do a test pattern lay up.

Vogue 8817 pattern and fabric idea

I love the feel of this fabric…nice condition huh?

Vogue 8817 pattern and fabric reverse

Then there is this very noir dress, still planning fabric at this stage, but I have some unusual curtain fabric in a darkish silver grey. It has a nice drape, which I have been looking at….might just be worth using for a wearable muslin.

Vogue 273 Couturier design

Not sure yet…but I have all 2015!

Vogue 273 Couturier design detail

My other Couturier Design sewing pattern is this Patou, which is already underway….

Vogue 1195 Patou Purple

During 2015, I, Angela Carter, will sew up one vintage suit, and two vintage Couturier Design sewing patterns.

I’ll still be working on my vintage sewing day wear, so more vintage separates, plus I have revisited my sewing project pile, and I have five vintage sewing outfits waiting to be completed! They’ll be on the list for 2015.

So, are you taking the pledge? xo



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