Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Ditsy Florals and Hand Worked Buttonholes

Hello there!  It's been a while.  I feel like I say that each time I write a blog post, and I wish I could get back into a routine around here, but I am not sure how to go about that. 

I feel as though I lost my sewing motivation for a while, but thankfully, it is back.  So I have been spending a lot of my free time in the sewing room instead of on the computer.

But anyway, back to the sewing!

This is one of the few projects that used nothing but stashed items, which is always nice.  I even managed to find a suitable thick white cotton thread for the hand worked buttonholes tucked away in the sewing machine table!  Which is one of the reasons I have a hard time letting go of sewing related bits and bobs . . . someday they may come in handy.

I am never sure about long sleeved summer themed and weighted dresses.  But this one has already had a few wearings, which is a good sign.

This project also confirmed my suspicion that 1970s clothing designs are beginning to grow on me (well, at least some of them).

There are definitely some lovely basic silhouettes to be found.  And I really need to see past the super mini lengths that are often found on the pattern illustrations.  Because obviously, hem length is one of the easiest changes to make to a pattern.

But my main objection to the era was probably all of the polyester.  But that, of course, is also an easy fix.

I had a good feeling about this pattern from the start, and I was not disappointed.

This design would also look wonderful in a solid color, if I ever manage to find something that I like.  And I would love to try this pattern in something a bit more drapey.  Where are all of the heavier weight rayons? I do love a challis, but sometimes a girl wants something more substantial!

Dress:  Made by me, Vogue 8399
Shoes:  Colin Stuart


  1. Lovely fabric! You wear it well, as always.

  2. Precioso y en algodón los vestidos se llevan mejor. BESICOS.

  3. The 70s you say...then the 80s can't be far behind.

  4. Hello! I found this blog through Fifty Dresses, and I love it!

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