Hellooo everyone! I have found something I cannot use a commercial pattern for, so am back to a bit of pattern cutting, even though it is not something modern. I found this image on Pinterest originally, which then lead me to the New York Public Library Digital Gallery. They have, quite literally, millions of images of the most amazing fashion sketches!
This jacket is beautiful! The wide revers, short front waist & scoop tails at the back are just begging to be made up! I have sort-of decided to get this made up for Daughter No2 for Christmas. I will have to see how I manage the fittings so she doesn’t realise what I’m up to, but I really would like to give it a go. I have a black & grey wool check that would work well, especially if I use a good, rich contrast colour for the lining. Bound buttonholes on this garment will be a must, I think!
So I’d best be off then, still have three unfinished projects on my sewing table from vintage commercial patterns in my other venture….
I finally cracked. I am going to make the vintage patterns in my boxes pay for their keep, & new additions! Daughter No2 & I had a chat regarding all these pretty patterns, and how elegant the fashions are/were “back in then”. It seems a shame we have lost some of that, and I love making beautiful things. So it was decided to start making the patterns I have into clothes, making them in suitable fabrics & with the finishes they would have had if made by a seamstress when the patterns were new.
And so my shop was launched on the 28th June, with the first two items being these;
The fabric for the dress was sourced from Croft Mill, and boy do they ship quickly! I placed the order online on the Thursday night, by Saturday lunchtime it and the order made on Friday morning from Ditto Fabrics had arrived! This green pistachio cotton drill is fabulous! Ditto also have it in a dusky pink, I may just have to have some!
So, in addition to sewing Burdastyle patterns for the girls, and pattern cutting goodies for all of us, trying to find time to fulfill my Sewlutions commitment (still have to find it, to be honest!) & sell our house, I am now making gorgeous dresses, jackets, etc for selling on Etsy! I think I’m a happy bunny! 😀
I do have some projects to add here, but they can wait for another post….. Other good news is that no-one coming to view our house has been injured due to a fabric avalanche accident. Yet.
Oh – aaannnddd – the dream house that was snatched from under our noses is back on the market! The buyers pulled out at the last minute, so now all we need is to sell this one! Anyone for a 3 bedroom townhouse in a rural market town in Warwickshire????