28 October 2013

Vintage Dressmaking

I had a crazy urge over the weekend to begin a dressmaking project. Sometime's these creative sparks just hit and I have to go with it. So late Saturday night, after much decision I chose my vintage 6788 Simplicity pattern. I've collected a few vintage patterns over the years, with the intent 'I will make this one day'. Saturday was that day! After the tedious cutting process (not my favourite part) I was soon making the bodice - by midnight I had finished the top!



If you read my blog regularly, you'll know I'm not a dressmaker! So this sort of thing is a great sewing achievement for me :) Although, as I'm writing this, I realise I have actually made one (and a half) dresses in the past - the finished one being the Staple dress. I will have to share that on here very soon! By Sunday evening I'd almost finished the dress, but work had to come to a stop as I needed to purchase a zipper! 





I'm using a lovely, blue cotton chambray fabric - which is available at Sew and Quilt! The colour has a real shimmer to it. Finger's crossed the zip section goes well! xo

p.s. don't forget to enter my Quiltessential book giveaway, competition closes Thursday.

9 comments:

  1. Look at you!! I am very excited for you. Dressmaking is one of the best ways to learn new things about sewing and fabric. It looks lovely and it's not even finished. Way to go!!

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  2. Ooh it looks so pretty and well done you! making a dress :)

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  3. Oh love the fabric and the pattern. Can't wait to see the finished project

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  4. That is such a pretty colour! Good luck with the zip!

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  5. Looks so pretty!! Love the color and pattern!! Happy new week! xo Holly

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  6. It's looking gorgeous, well done you! Love that chambray fabric too.
    xx

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  7. I'm keeping my fingers crossed xxxxxx Check out a few zip tutorials on a video before you start, I found they worked wonders rather than just the pictures and instructions. Jo x

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  8. Good for you!!! I have yet to get into garment making!!

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  9. Looking pretty already... look forward to seeing the finished dress!

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