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.
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, in addition to sewing for private clients. Welcome to the warm and whimsical world of Male Pattern Boldness, where the conversation is sewing, style, fashion, fabric, and more!