Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Turquoise and Blue Blossoms

Every once in a while, a project that was meant as a practice run turns out a whole lot better than expected.

This is one of those!

I have been on a bit of a vintage pattern kick.  I do love all of my vintage reproductions, but it's good to go through my stash of vintage patterns and show them some love, too.  

And this particular one has been on my mind for some time.

I have been hoarding some very precious fabric for quite a few years now.  I don't have very much yardage,  and when I pulled this pattern out and saw the requirements, I very much hoped that this might be the perfect pairing.  Just to make sure I would like the actual dress, I made this version out of a length of quilting cotton.

Because the fabric is red, late last year I decided that I would attempt to make a special dress with it in February.  I am not a big fan of Valentine's Day, but the red seemed rather appropriate for the month.  

Well, it's already February (how the heck did that happen?!) and I don't want to rush through and make a mess of irreplaceable fabric, so the project has been postponed.  I already have two separate items on the sewing table that I don't wish to abandon right in the middle of things.

And then there are the two coat projects that I was hoping to get through this Winter . . .  I don't see that happening, either.  And that's okay.  At least, that's what I keep telling myself.

It has been a very, very busy start to the year.  I do find that I am more productive when I have a lot on my plate, but the beginning of 2022 has left me with very little breathing room.

I am taking every chance I get to spend time in the sewing room, and have pulled out my quilt for when I have the urge to do some hand sewing, but my creative time is limited.  In the meantime, I have a cotton version of this 1960s design, and I am very glad to have it in my closet.  And someday, that incredible red fabric will be made into something utterly fabulous!

Dress:  Made by me, McCalls 7132
Shoes:  Via Spiga "Unit"
Earrings:  Vintage

1 comment:

  1. Boat neck and peep toe; when you can't stack the deck, you deal from the bottom.