Monday, March 29, 2010

Advance 9209

I just got Advance pattern 9209 in the mail today. I'm so excited to make it but I will have to wait till I get the right fabric for it. I want to do it in blue tones, thats all I know right now.

At the moment Im about to start a dress and Im trying to combine Butterick b4919 and b5209. I like the higher neckline of
4919 but I like the sleeves of 5209. The sleeves are also more appropriate for the event it is needed for. At the same time I wonder if the crisscross waist will look alright with the sleeves. I would also make the skirt less full more like 5209. So basically it would be 5209 with the criss crossed waist and higher neckline of 4919, but i'm not sure that will exactly work.

But we will see. I have a black cotton with small white polka dots on it that I plan to use for this dress.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Im back!

I haven't been keeping up with this blog at all. but i'm going to start. I've mostly posted over at Livejournal but I wanted somewhere to post about my more modern sewing as in sewing patterns from the '40s and '50s. Ill keep my livejournal for my 1800's dresses.

This week I just finished the pattern Hollywood 410 which if I remember correctly is from the 1940s. I really loved working with this pattern. It was the first
Hollywood pattern I have used and I really want to find more now. I only had the problem with the collar but once i figured it out it went together really fast. I also really love seersucker now. It's so comfy and its lightweight.