I think some of you may already know that I signed up to participate in the 1912 Project. As part of a remembrance of the 100 year anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, the Vintage Pattern Lending Library is taking on a huge project: the scanning and digitizing of the patterns and magazines of La Mode Illustree - once France's foremost publication of fashion of the era.
Though I have dabbled a bit in vintage sewing, I am by no means an expert. And costume sewing, or historical sewing is really not my thing, however I love learning about history. So why not learn about some of the fun things like fashion?
We have been divided up into groups according to location and interests in sewing men's, women's or children's clothing. I am in Group 7 and will be sewing up women's clothing. I signed up for the February challenge pattern, since nothing had come my way yet as far as my group's pattern was concerned. Well, they both arrived on the same weekend, and now I have to choose which one I want to sew.
Luckily, they both fall into the same category. Group 7's project for the month of February is a corset cover. I actually think it would make a cute summertime blouse if altered a bit. I do love the idea of a sleeveless blouse that buttons up the front.
The February challenge pattern is a gorgeous princess seam slip. I have to admit, when I first saw this image, I absolutely knew that I wanted to sew it up. I love the lace details and the very feminine shape from the princess seams. Even I if choose not to sew it up as part of the February project, I will sew it up in the future. Don't you think it would make a stunning dress if it were altered to hit just above the knee?
Of course I am terrible at making decisions, and already quite over-committed with all of the sew alongs that I have signed myself up for. Not to mention some pattern testing for another blogger and the list of things that I want to sew from my existing pattern/fabric stash. But that's half the fun right, the fact that we never have an opportunity to be bored?
I would love to hear if you have any input on which of these I should sew up. Or any alterations you would make to them for more modern wear. And you are always welcome to tell me about how you have over-committed yourself with sewing projects.
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