Project announcements!

Matching up fabric to patterns is almost as much fun as wearing the finished garment...almost.

One of my current pledges has been to make up as many of my repro patterns as I can.

I recently started on my 20s kimono dress and its progress is coming along.

Another one I want to do that I have finally picked out fabric for is the 40s blouse. I original wanted to use my vintage silk, but I think Ill start with some rayon until I get the fit ideal. I dont want to waste the vintage stuff.

In two weeks, I have a vintage event coming up. Its annual out here, and this time totally organized by locals. Im a member of a vintage forum called The Fedora Lounge. Its got members from all over the world, but Im fortunate enough to live in the Los Angeles area, where generally every year a group of us get together for a weekend on the hotel Queen Mary. Its got a lot of history, and its just fun to have 20+ vintage folks gathered in one place, go shopping at local vintage stores, have giant dinners and seminars on all thing old.

As Im sure you can imagine, I have to look good. Im not staying on the ship this year, so Ill most likely only need a day and an evening outfit for a few of the days. Im not sure if Im attending the entire 3 day event.

Here are some of the garments in the works for the QM:

These are my day dress selections. Both are cotton, but that blue/green/orange plaid, its vintage fabric from 1946! YEAH BABY! Ive been wanting to use this fabric for so long, and I think this is the perfect dress for it.

The fabric below it is also cotton, but the purple is a sateen and I think will look smashing for the front panels of the dress.

I also have a hat in the works. Its of my own design, 40s inspired with a nice brim, and Im using my flower pattern to decorate the great heavy navy felt (also vintage fabric) with bright golden yellow roses. Look at that compliment. I love how they pop!



This last ensembles Ive wanted to make for some time. Im sure I will post about its entire process. I am in love with this 30s suit, and I *finally* found the ideal grey wool.

Its a warm tone and I think will work marvelously with the velvet turquoise as the inset. Oh! I cant wait!

2 comments:

  1. Is there any chance you will make a 50's (round dress)? I really want to find a 50 pattern, but can't seem to find any! I know you make beautiful 40's patterns, but any chance of making 50s patterns?

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  2. The 50s just aren't my thing anymore. I don't even own any 50s patterns. I find them all over eBay, and those styles are heavily repoed.

    My concentration is 1945 and earlier. Anything after that I tend to skip.

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