after having had a lovely day with my local (o.k. does 2 hrs by car count as local?) sewing sisters, my sewing mojo is returning (plus I already sewed the coffeebags to the front and the bag of the latest coffeebag-bag-bag-bag.... So Victor, I'm not overdosed yet. To be honest I do have a senseo-machine in my office and 3 other colleagues are using it as well, so I'm collecting some of my stuff there!)
Tomorrow will be "sew-your-jacket-lining" night with a friend of mine, so I can start a new project today. Tini proudly presents "Viva scandinavia" my first real attempt on a vintage pattern. The most vintage I have made so far (besides maybe the corset and the victorian underskirt, both from "current" patterns) was a 70s pattern but this time I'll be using a pattern from 1960 which is IHMO more vintage :) than a 70s pattern.
The pattern is a Mccalls and was found by Annika in a thrift store in the US. Funnily I nearly bought a pretty close copy (a dress not a pattern) this summer in a store called "scandic" here in Kiel, which features scandinavian fashion. I believe it was Noa Noa but I can't find a pic online.
One of the fabrics I'll be using is vintage too. It is a pillowcase that I slept on as a small child and the main fabric is from IKEA. A bedsheet calle "Alvine Floral"
Although the pattern is just one size I'll be copying it, since I aspect to make some alterations.
The patterns measurements Mine(*cough*)
Bust 35inches 33,85 inches/86cm
Waist 29 inches* 31 inches
*please tell me that the ladies back then wore something to draw in their waists
Hip 39 inches 40 inches
That means that the bust may be too wide, the waist may be to small and the hips need more s.a. :)
Im between size 14.5 and 16.5 :) With todays vogue patterns I'm using size 12/14 and have a size 8 in rtw... just to compare
O.k. I think I'll be making a muslin of the top part of the dress (which has lots of darts! yeah! They are so great for fitting! Btw. it is not good to write fitting with a t as first letter...thick fingers here) LOL, I'll be making a mock of of the front placket too, just to practise. Reading summersets, Ericas, Tanys, Isabelles and all of you great sewers out there make me really want to get better!!