April 14, 2010

In Stitches

This fabric. This fabric is blowing my mind. I love it. I love it and I have to have it. But I am at a loss of what to make with it. I know that I want to make a dress but I have no idea what cut to go with. I know that the perfect pattern is out there and I just have to find it. And I have to decide soon because there are only 3 yards left!

Recently I rediscovered the Sartorialist when a friend had it open on her computer and I saw the outfit above. Sometimes I wish I had really bad fashion sense so I could go on a shopping spree with Stacy and Clinton. Since that is highly unlikely, I will keep my eagle eye out for bargains and continue my pursuit of finding the perfect dress patterns.

I've had sandritocat's Etsy site bookmarked for a while. She sells vintage sewing patterns, some dating as early as the 30s! My modern waistline unfortunately doesn't fit most of her patterns but the one above does. It looks a bit more advanced than what I have dealt with, but hey, I taught myself upholstery so maybe I can teach myself some fancy clothing techniques. Can you picture the thin dress in the zigzag pattern? Could be fun.

Updates on the garden are coming~I have sprouts! And they make me very, very happy.