The Great Vintage Shirt Project - Simplicity 2195
Not Much Progress
Or, at least not as much progress as I'd hoped. I just had too much running around to do today and not enough time at home to actually get as much done as I'd like to. It now has sleeves, so that's good. Tomorrow looks about the same, but I am hoping to finish the shirt.
The cuffs are prepped and the buttons have already been picked out, and since that's all that's left, maybe I'll get this done and do a wrap up post at the end of the week.
In other news, I've been wanting to make a few red dresses. I thought I'd make one for Christmas, to wear for one of our Christmas performances. I've picked Vogue 1194, a DKNY designer pattern, designed for stretch fabrics. It looks easy enough to fix the neckline and quickly make. Here's my dilemma: the fabric. I've got 3 yards of red ponte di roma (the nice kind) that I bought to make another Burda turtle dress, as I really like the grey one. I was thinking of using that, but I then saw some really lovely red stretch velvet, which has better stretch for this pattern. I'm not sure now. If I use the red velvet for this one, then I could still have the Burda turtle dress, too. I think I'd really like the velvet (and it would keep me warm!), but at the same time I can see the red velvet looking stage curtains minus the gold fringe. What do you think? This is one of next week's projects, so I'm looking to get the fabric either tomorrow or Friday.
Parting Shot: Vogue 1590. Check out this vintage YSL pattern I recently bought. The description from the pattern envelope reads: Misses Bridal Dress, Coat and Veil. Loose-fitting and flared, ankle or floor length, pullover bias dress with front and back gathered into narrow band, has narrow shoulder straps and side snap closing. Attached A-line slip, fitted through bustline, has side zipper closing. Loose-fitting coat, below-hip length or floor length with slight train, has scooped neckline and side slits. Full, full-length raglan sleeves gather into narrow buttoned cuffs or flared full-length raglan sleeves. Front, back and sleeves are gathered to narrow bias neckband with attached tie ends. Veil shown is five yards long. Five yard veil! To make the coat and dress in a size 10 in a sheer fabric you need 15 yards of fabric. Yes, that's right, 15 yards! That's not including the lining for the under dress. This is bias cut and very full.