Recently I have been spending many hours reading different sewing blogs. I came across a very interesting post; The Vintage Sewing Pattern Pledge, courtesy of A stitiching Odyssey. I can’t lie, I loved the post but was a bit disheartened when I saw that it was posted back in February. I thought I was too late!! However, further reading made me find that Marie had pledged about using at least 5 of her Vintage patterns in 2014…and we are still in 2014…woohoo!! I can get involved.
So I pinched the button and realised that my first dress could be part of my very own pledge! I think it is a great idea to get involved in projects that other bloggers are doing. This little button on my blog also spurred me on to make the other dress from the 2 patterns that I bought from the antiques store a couple of weeks ago!
So here it is! The Butterick 3379 – 1970’s pattern!!
The time had come to make something that was a little more complicated. I had picked up 2 old patterns a couple of weeks ago but was a bit hesitant to use them as I have never used a ‘proper’ pattern before. I have cut around items, used simple printed patterns from the internet and freestyled a bit. I decided to go for the Butterick 3664. I wasn’t really sure how to find the year the pattern was made, but it was bought in an antique store so that makes it old right?
Coming to Alabama meant that I had to leave ALL of my sewing supplies at home. As I walked out of our house, I could hear my sewing machine crying. 🙁
When we arrived in Mobile, Adam found a bargain of a machine online and bought it for me on the understanding that I made him some pyjamas! Good deal!
We found the local fabric store and it was AMAZING! There isn’t just a couple of isles of fabric…..there is a full row of fabric isles at Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft!!! I got some essentials; pins, scissors, cutting mat etc and bought a range of fabric without going overboard.
As always, I had good intentions last Summer to blog regularly and make many new crafty things. Once back at school (I’m a teacher!), I didn’t have time to do either. Well, I have made a late resolution to try and pick both back up!
I haven’t completely abandoned sewing as I have bought lots of new things, purchased some little pattern books and I made a quilt for a Christening gift!