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 sewing fanatic! I started sewing in 2009 and today make all my own clothes using vintage sewing machines and vintage patterns. I also sew for private clients. Welcome to the warm and whimsical world of Male Pattern Boldness, where the conversation is sewing, style, fashion, fabric, and more!