Wednesday, 8 February 2012

50s sewing day

A friend has organised a 50s sewing day for the express purpose of knocking up some fancy Stepford dresses. We are all experienced seamstresses so the goal is to have complete outfits by the end of the day. Everyone needs to arrive having their toile done and ready to sew.

Butterick and Vogue patterns online had a sale on, so I picked up a few to peruse and then decide. I also have a collection of vintage patterns that I have picked up over the years as well. Yes I am a collector.

I liked the idea of Butterick B4790, but I am worried that the cut of it might not suit my current shape. The original pattern is shown on this Vintage Dress wiki which I have spent far too long on this week!!

Hubby seems to think that this Vogue pattern will suit me better. The big question is what type of fabric should I get to make it with. Block or pattern? Suggestions?

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Sounds like such a fun day!

I like the piping on the Butterick pattern. But if you end up choosing the Vogue one, perhaps you could use a block fabric with piping to give some detail. I think the bodice/neckline drape on the front of the Vogue pattern might be lost in a patterned fabric unless it was a very sparse pattern.