Wednesday, July 14, 2010

And So It Begins...The First Project!

Here's the fabric, pattern and notions that I will be using to making the first project from my newly reduced seamstress-friendly sewing pattern collection:

I'll be making the dress - view B. I think it will be perfect to wear during the rest of the hot summer months and I believe I will be able to get a lot of wear out of it this fall as a layering piece! I absolutely love chambray so that's what I'm using. The photo makes it appear a little darker and heavier than it actually is. This pattern requires lots of top stitching, so I'm going to use contrasting bright yellow thread for that. And top complete the look - bright yellow buttons for the front placket!

I just had to show everyone this vintage pattern from 1965. Sadly, it's a super small sub-teen size (31" bust). I think the illustration is one of the neatest I've ever seen, though - it looks like everyone's having a great time, listening to the latest Beatles or Kinks 45, no doubt! I just listed this in my shop this morning if any of you would like to take a peek at the back of the envelope.


  1. Ooh, blue and yellow, one of my favorites. What is chambray? I've heard of it but I'm one of those numbskulls who doesn't know what any of the fabric names actually mean.
    Do you suppose the Puritan Girl is maybe trying to steal their "heathen" record in order to put on something a little more proper? I really like the red/blue polka dot combo. Maybe I'll try it sometime...

  2. I'm in the same boat with Lisette.. I don't know half of the fabric terms that I read! I'm trying to learn more though :) I am sooooo excited to see what you whip up! That yellow stitching sounds like it will look amazing. And bright yellow buttons.. yay! Can't wait to see how it goes!!!