I’ve given in and bought a couple of vintage patterns. I’d been avoiding it for a while, as I can’t start buying patterns because they’re pretty and then not making them. Thankfully, Marie from A Stitching Odyssey came up with the Vintage Sewing Pattern Pledge. Now I’m forced to sew these babies!
So, during 2014, I will sew both of these patterns. What patterns? Let me show you. I got both of them for a fiver, which seemed reasonable. Hopefully all the pieces are in the pack!
First, I have Very Easy Very Vogue 7808, ca. 1970. I’m planning to make view A in a light grey cotton with some nice fluorescent ribbon to cheer it up. The grey cotton was purchased in the shop where I resisted the skunks, and honestly, the skunks would probably have been used more quickly. The grey has been languishing in the bottom of my stash like a raincloud for a year. I want this to be something to throw over my bikini while on holiday, and I think the style will be perfect for that.
My other purchase was Vogue Paris Original 2794, a Pierre Balmain design from 1971. I’m not sure if I’m a long dress person; I’m actually struggling to work out whether I’ve ever worn a long dress. I do know that I’d like to be a long dress person, and I’m fairly sure that this little beauty is going to be the right pattern to test my long dress wearing out on. My birthday is in April, and I’m sure I can think of something fancy enough to do which will involve wearing this dress.