So….. Have you heard about The Monthly Stitch?
(If not, you should get over there and check it out – lots of fun to play along with, especially if you’re like me with So Many Things you want to sew all the time, coz it’s a great way to choose what to make next, haha!)
Anyway. The March challenge is Miss Bossy Patterns. The idea being we pick three patterns from our stash that we’ve never made, and get people to vote on which one we should make.
But, you know, I happen to have a heck of a lot of patterns in my stash. (Oops.) So to make it easier for myself, I gave myself a sub-challenge. Since it’s Sew Grateful Week coming up, my pattern choices are limited to those I’ve gotten from other bloggers and haven’t used yet.
And just because I could, I went and matched them with some stash fabric. Because it’s fun to imagine completed wardrobe things, amiright?
Here’s the three options:
Option One: McCall 5676
A pretty, pretty dress pattern from 1944, a gift from another blogger. This dress features a button-up back, either cap or puff or long sleeves, hidden pockets in the skirt centre panel seams, and gathers at neck and waist.
I’d make this up in a soft lightweight cotton – slightly pink tinged, with pink and orange flowers. (I’d also need to wear a slip under it, as this cotton is a bit sheer since it’s lightweight.)
Option Two: Simplicity 3673
A re-released vintage Simplicity pattern, originally from the 1950’s, that I won in a giveaway. This one is a dress (or jumper) with three lengths and two skirt variations – a-line or pencil. It features a high waist with belt, under-bust gathers, and dart shaping at the waist.
This one is calling out to be made up in a vibrant pink and yellow cotton plaid.
Option Three: Simplicity 3661
A 1950’s blouse pattern, that I got when a Pattern Pyramid visited me. It features a fly front (with either snap fasteners or buttons), dart tucks at the waistline, and box pleats. I’d make the short-sleeved version, with the tie collar.
For this one, I’ve earmarked a soft, lightweight salmon pink cotton/silk blend.
Alright folks, there’s the three options! All ones I fully intend to make up at some point. So, which to begin with? The choice is yours! 🙂