After browsing through both my fabric and pattern stash, I've made my selections and I am really excited about them. For my first dress (or at least the one that I am most giddy about) is a vintage 1960's pattern that I snagged for $0.50 (even cheaper than it originally sold for) at an antique shop. I am going to make version 2 as a sleeveless dress.
The fabric has been in my stash for quite some time and I have been saving it make something that I will love. It is Lisette fabric and sure was a lucky find. Right about the time I was completely ready to give up on Joann's altogether, I was there to pick up a few $1.00 patterns and this fabric caught my eye. I try not to buy fabric from Joann's because I can find nicer quality and cheaper fabric at my favorite shop, but the gorgeous floral colors had my attention and it certainly was a quality fabric - so price was my only concern. When I brought this fabric to the cutting counter I was informed that it had flaws and would be sold at 75% off the already discounted price. So $6.47 later, I had 2.5 yards of this gorgeous fabric. (The flaws by the way are really small and will be easy to cut around). And now I believe in Joann's again. Plus I am going to have a super cute dress.
I've also had my eye on Tasia's version of Vogue 1161. To be honest, every time I saw this pattern I thought "ugh, so not cute" and then I learned that this was the pattern Tasia used and I was suddenly in love with the pattern. Isn't that funny how the pattern cover can be a complete turn off, then we see someone else make this pattern up and it becomes the holy grail of patterns? I am planning to use a pretty floral rayon to make this dress. Perfect for summer and hitting the dance floor at some June weddings.
And last on my list is a Butterick re-release of 5605. I love the bow ties in the back and think this will make a fun 1950's style dress. If I am really productive, I would love to have this dress finished in time to wear to a Back to the 50's event this June.
This is the only fabric that did not come from my stash. While I was at the fabric store looking for some duck cloth to make bean bags for my dad, my eyes caught a glance of this green and white floral fabric in a dainty cotton lawn. First thought: how strange to find this cotton lawn in the aisle with duck cloth . . . oops I had "accidentally" wandered into the apparel cottons. Second thought: this reminds me a bit of a gorgeous image I saw of Grace Kelly on a Va-Voom Vintage post. Since I had a pattern that would work and this fabric that magically appeared before me, I felt it was fate. I bought some generous yardage with the hope of making a dress similar to the one from Brittany's blog post (also included in my mood board).
What do you think? Have any of these plans peaked your interest? What sewing plans on your list are you most excited about?
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