Sunday, May 18, 2014

The Vintage PlaySuit Sew-Along

"The Girl with the Star-Spangled Heart" is hosting a vintage play-suit sew-along! It officially starts in June, However I was so excited, I jumped Right-onit!! I have always wanted to sew-up one of those fabulous 1940's Beach ensembles. A 1940's Hollywood sewing pattern filled the bill! Below is my inspiration picture with Hollywood pattern split-screen.
Another thing I was excited about, I didn't have to spend endless hours searching, nor a wad of money to purchase this authentic pattern. LaPrairie Lady , on Etsy has the pattern as a very reasonable PDF download ($ 7.50 USD ) HECK!! That's dirt-cheap when you are making authentic vintage. The pattern is tile-printed and you do have to tape it together, but it was very easy to figure-out..and yes!! seam allowances are included. Wooo-Hooo!!(unlike the Burda Patterns downloads.) There is plenty of time to jump in, and best of all, it was a very quick project. I'd like to THANK THE Girl with the Star Spangled Heart.. This sew along opportunity gave me a MUCH needed boost, The crazy job i have, leaves me little time(or mental energy) to do things I enjoy. and I'm finally feeling accomplished again. Thank YOU!!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Vintage Sewing Pattern Pledge

Vintage Sewing Pattern Pledge I have joined with Marie of A stitching Odyssey and many others to pledge to start using my selfishly hoarded vintage patterns. I'll be finishing some UFO's too! Remember Lucky Lucille's 40's Challenge Last spring?? ( I hang my head in shame )...some-sort of misfortune happened and it kinda tripped me up, then the season came and went, well, you know the rest(no dress)..UGH!..But My Chin is UP!! and its Spring again! Time for a fresh start!!! This time, I have a jump on that outfit. just some sleeves, a button placket, bottom-band on the blouse, buttons and I'm done!! That is pretty exciting to me! :) If you are reading this, won't you join us? The widget button will take you right to the sign-up on Marie's page. I can't wait to see What I finish! In the meanwhile, I'll leave you with images of the First UFO I'm going to tackle. Yes! that is a Lucille Ball pattern (circa 1939-1940)in a coveted hoodie-dress. (squeal!) :) Kristine~ :)