Tuesday, April 14, 2015

My ''Spring For Cotton''- dress

After much doubt about wether to join or not to join this sewing challenge, I decided to do it after all, even it could cause some sewing stress. I want to sew more for myself and I feel like this could be a great first step in the right direction.

A little while ago I fell in love with a drawing of a dress which I spotted in Mike Brown's ''the 1940s look''. I also found the perfect green fabric. A vintage sheet and a piece of fabric, both cotton and thrifted a few weeks ago.



This is a really great book, by the way. It contains a lot of images and information about both 1940s look and lifestyle. I always get inspired when reading this book!



Again, I decided to draw the entire pattern myself using the pattern book we also use at school. I also made the collar and the sleeves. Tomorrow I will trace the pattern so it can be laid on the fabric and cut out. The fabric is still in the washing machine so a photo will be taken later!

 I just love drawing my own patterns because I practice the drawing and get a well-fitted garment at the same time!

I really feel bad about not blogging as often as I want to. Sometimes I simply lose my blogging mojo and then I cannot find anything worth writing about, I hate that feeling.. As always I have been very busy with school because there will be another exam in June. I will write about that as soon as possible so you'll all be able to see what I have been working on lately. Tomorrow I will continue with this dress and take some pictures of the fabric. I'd like to document the cutting and sewing process, so prepare for some photo-filled posts!

with love,

Jip.


4 comments:

Jessica Cangiano said...

That book has been on my wishlist for several years now. It would be so great if they reprinted it!

Happy sewing, dear gal!
♥ Jessica

Lindsay Lane said...

Dat boek heb ik ook, echt heerlijk om door te bladeren!

Ik heb je trouwens getagged voor de (online) blog party!

Mary said...

What an exciting project!
That's amazing you're making your own pattern; I don't think I could do that.
Looking forward to more pictures!

Carla said...

Oh that book looks right up my alley, I hope I find a copy. Good luck with your sewing progress! We're cheering you on!

-Carla, Tiny Angry Crafts

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