May 6, 2015
Readers, I've made a decision about my wild hibiscus print fabric: I'm going to make an informal summer blazer, using Vogue 9445 (up top) from 1958.
I purchased this pattern sometime last January, prepped it, but haven't used it yet. It's hard to believe, but all the instructions for this garment are on a single printed sheet!
I thank you for your many excellent suggestions about what to make with this admittedly overpowering coated cotton print. I considered everything from a tablecloth to a jumpsuit/coveralls, but decided that a blazer is something I'll actually wear and enjoy.
I'm approaching this as more of a wearable muslin, especially since I laundered the fabric yesterday and, as you can see in the photos below, it did not hold up well in the wash: the red areas in particular washed very poorly (and bled). Not so nice.
In other news, I have three new (to me) 1930's dress patterns! My hunch is that these date from about 1933-1934. I think my favorite is the first one, with the cape. A Cathy summer outfit perhaps?
And that's it. I'll soon have some exciting news about a sew-along I'm planning, as well as an MPB Day Save the Date, so stay tuned.
Have a great day, everybody!