Thursday, March 17, 2011

Pattern obsessions

Ok I'm going to admit it - I think I'm quickly developing a obsession for vintage patterns. Collecting them that is, I'm not quite game enough to grade and make an authentic vintage pattern yet but it's in the planning.

What I particularly love are 1950s and early 60s dresses. Many of them look so pretty and elegant. The sixties remind me of what my mother use to wear as I was growing up. I have fond memories of her dressed up to go to a cocktail part or dinner looking absolutely gorgeous.

I've started collecting some great designer patterns to sew which I'll share with you soon. Others I'll have to give up - I love them but they either don't suit my body shape or I won't get around to making them. But I bought them anyway....

Here's one of the one's I love but may not be the best on my hourglass shape! So it's now on Etsy. 
It has a rounded bloused top which is gently shirred with a full or pencil skirt (McCall's 4475) - divine. Suggested fabrics are crepe, jersey, printed silk or cotton, tissue faille, wool, soft silks or synthetics (that's pretty much a broad range of fabrics). A cotton lawn would be lovely - what about this Liberty cotton?

Liberty Margaret Annie
If you're interested in this pattern or anything else at Sew Indigo on Esty, I'm offering a 20% discount until Monday on my blog only. Just use the Coupon code: SEWINDIGOBLOG1.

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