Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Project Time



I recently bought these two patterns to get myself back in the sewing mood. The first is from 1940 and I'm just crazy about it! I found it after I disappointingly lost out on a similar 40s sailor dress on Ebay. It went for $160! So, after losing I went searching on google for 1940s sailor dresses and this pattern popped up on Etsy. The perfect size and everything, happiness! The second pattern is from 1961. I bought this one determined to end my search for a dress like the one Jean Seberg wears in Breathless. I think it'll be perfect, if I find the right striped fabric! So, that's what I plan on doing this weekend, going fabric shopping. I'll keep you updated with my progress! Oh, and the picture below is my sewing area! Have a lovely day!

16 comments:

Kelley Anne said...

I love your set up! What a wonderful space for getting into the sewing zone:) The patterns look great, I especially like the second one. I can't wait to see your progress.

Mel said...

Wow how exciting! I'd love to have a sailor dress, or a sailor coat or anything nautical. Good luck with finding the fabric!

jessica said...

i love your sewing area! it's so cute! good luck with those dresses... i'm sure they'll come out great! i need to get back into a sewing mood, too :)

Amber said...

I love your sewing machine, the lilac is adorable!

Maria Confer said...

These dresses will be amazing!!

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Lexie said...

what a perfect sewing nook!

avintagespirit (Lizzy) said...

Both of those patterns are fabulous! I'm glad that you were able to find one similar to the dress you lost on ebay. It's always awful to lose out on a dress that it exactly what you want, but wow $160! (I would have given up on that one too).
Your sewing area is so cute, you have such great things on the shelf above it and I love your calendar!

Sahakiel said...

I can't wait for seeing what you're gonna to create... I'm sure it's gonna be spectacular!! Please, show us everything when you finish it!!

XOXO,
Libs

Brook said...

OMG!!! That zipfront sailor dress is amaaazing! I can't wait to see the finished project.

Aya Smith said...

Oh my, what a cute little room you have! These projects sound AMAZING... I can't wait to follow you as you meet your goals!!! :D

DalenaVintage said...

Good luck with this project! By the way...Does that chair happen to have a step stool that folds out!?

elena-lu said...

ooh love your work space! mines definately not as neat and pretty thats for sure!

Meaghan Kelly said...

your little workspace is absolutely perfect! sigh. i can't wait for Mike and i to get a place together so i can use the spare room for sewing!

caramelizedvintage said...

Ooh I can't wait to see the fabric you buy for those patterns!

Your sewing area is perfect too! I very much need to build mine up!

God's Favorite Shoes! said...

I would so wear that red polka dot dress with gloves!!

casey said...

What lovely patterns! I've been dying for a sailor pattern just like that for ages (and being married to a sailor, of course I must eventually have a sailor dress. haha!). But like you found, they tend to go for big $$. :p I can't wait to see the projects you make from these--I'm sure they'll be stunning! :)

- Casey
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