This happens to be one of the vintage sewing patterns in my collection. Sometime I will get around to using this pattern, but in the mean time I dream.
I don't remember who's blog I was looking at recently, but they mentioned how many vintage enthusiasts wish they could shop for clothes out of the vintage catalogs, and don't I agree. I wish that I could just shop for dresses from the vintage pattern covers, my vintage Pinterest boards, and the old Sears catalogs. I wish I could just send in my order for that red print dress on the left in the photo.
That or I would gladly put in on order for a dress like this.
Since I can't do that, I have to make my own, and I will gladly do that. Unfortunately, I have a hard time finding a fabric that just "fits" the period to a t. I love using rayon challis, but it is hard to find prints that I like in general, let alone ones that are vintage/retro. Sometimes I go for something that I look at later and realize it is not what I wanted, so I wish it was much easier to shop for those styles. But then again, it might mean that don't buy as much as I would otherwise. :)
But I have found some fun cotton prints lately that I do hope to be able to add to my collection.
I would love to add this novelty print from Melody Miller's new collection. I think it would make a wonderful 1940's novelty print dress, maybe in shirt dress style.
This floral print also from Melody Miller is another one that I think would be a great print for a war time project. Again I might think of doing a classic shirt dress.
I would absolutely love your thoughts and ideas for these fabrics, or any other resources you might have for vintage themed fabric.
Sarah loves to sew, learn more about sewing, and create items with a vintage flair. Her arch enemy is clipping curves, and she has a tolerable relationship with the seam ripper.
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