I'm in a quandary, dear readers. I have two projects I love equally that are competing for my attention and I can't decide which to do first. (I intend to enter one of them in the Pattern Review vintage sewing contest that has just begun.)
This arrived yesterday, the 1948 McCall's pattern I planned to make with the rose-print cotton sateen I showed you the other day.
Just this last Tuesday, however, I found about four yards of heavy purple rayon at the Salvation Army -- wonderfully drapey and rich-looking and perfect for Hollywood 1471, my 1937 Joan Bennett-inspired dress:
I wasn't expecting the McCall's pattern to arrive so soon, so I spent nearly an hour yesterday morning prepping the Hollywood pattern which, by the way, looks unused.
I also found this at the Salvation Army yesterday:
It's a yard of polyester satin with a very retro rose print -- or are those peonies? Anyway, I can definitely use it with this purple outfit. A turban perhaps?
Dear readers, you know I rarely ask for advice, but I think I need your guidance on this one. Which should I do first? The 1948 McCall's or the 1937 Hollywood?
Now before you more practical-minded types remind me about these, which obviously coordinate perfectly with the purple rayon...
....I feel I should tell you about these, which I found at the Salvation Army on the same day as the fabric and would be perfect with the 1948 dress:
You can see how this becomes confusing!
Your comments are also welcome, as always. Dish it out, I can take it!
I'm a native New Yorker and self-taught home sewing fanatic! I started sewing in 2009 and today make all my own clothes using mainly vintage patterns and vintage sewing machines. Welcome to the warm and whimsical world of Male Pattern Boldness, where the conversation is sewing, style, fashion, fabric, and more!