When I saw this fabric on the website of last Fall, I really did not stop to think about a pattern. And what could be more Western than cowboy and cowgirl shirts? It was about this time I got the idea to make this dress in a longer skirt rather than knee-length, which is where I usually wear my dresses. I have so many vintage linens in my collection, that it is difficult to narrow down my focus, but here are four that just may see the sewing shears this year: These are all vintage Moygashel linen. Oh, my dream is to find an original 1930s Haslam book all intact, it would be sooooo amazing. And then it hit me. Vintage Vogue Sewing Patterns Vogue Magazine included a weekly sewing pattern in their magazine as early as 1899, but it wasn't until the 1940s that Vogue Patterns expanded to producing designer patterns, bringing Parisian haute couture into the sewing rooms of the world.
The dress is made from a Vogue pattern This edition features designs for 'children and teen-agers'. In addition, our Wallies and Wallcandy Arts brands feature peel and stick vinyl wallpaper, wall decals, chalkboards and more for home decorating and crafting. Jackets Required The suiting staple becomes a wear-anywhere wardrobe essential. Applying the trim to the hemlines required four mitered corners. Why not cut it on the straight of goods? I suspect there will be a couple more tunics to sew in my summers to come.
Thanks for sharing these amazing pages! I would love to go back in time and experience going into a haberdashery shop or department for myself and having beautifully coiffured sales assistants attending to my every need. Fortunately, there was no matching to be done, although there is a specific up and down to the design. How many coats do you own? I have often wondered if the styling on the pattern envelope for my , featuring the model in a Western-style cowboy-inspired hat, may have been added to my great predilection for this coat! This Vogue Couturier Design by Mattli of London is an example of this: Another example of a coat and dress with complementary style lines is this Vogue pattern: And although the style lines of the dress and the coat in this Vogue Paris Original by Madame Gres are not matching, clearly the coat and dress featured in blue on the pattern envelope are intended as such an ensemble: Here is an example of a formal dress and matching coat, sharing seaming details and clearly designed to go together. After not having any success in finding any other suitable pattern, I gave it another look. In choosing a color, I went for bright navy blue, also ordered from.
Then last Fall, I purchased a copy of the then-newly-released by and. I am planning a post on making this tailored bow belt, so I will not go into the details of it right now. Take care and happy sewing! Putting need aside, how many should you have? The tapered darts in the back of the tunic are optional, but help to add some lovely shaping. You can buy them really cheaply at flea markets and vintage fairs here, but I would prefer to have ones where I can actually read the text! And now, in deference to some of my readers who want progress reports on my Number Four Classic French Jacket, here are a few photos — and a short quiz for those of you who have never made one of these jackets, but hope to one day. I never fail to be awed by the creativity of the medium. I did, however, use my trusty Snug Hug seam binding for the front skirt facings and the hem. The last two pages show a huge collection of swatches to show off the latest fabrics for the season.
Well this time she's excelled herself. Just not right… With both these dresses I would have to rethink the jacket, as the styles would not compliment each other. Well, there is lots of inspiration in this book, and I especially was drawn to this style, but in a dress length. Sometimes things happen that impede my sewing plans. When I looked at the skirt pattern, I knew I needed to divide it in thirds for one half of the width of the skirt and match the seam lines to the seams in the bodice.
I found one combination that would allow this, and took a photo so I could remember how to do it! I had my heart set on it, actually. The very childish dolls in the swatch photograph form an interesting contrast to the very formal clothes on the opposite page. The McCall Pattern Company, Inc. I purchased my copy of this book on Amazon. I stewed over this, re-measured, re-thought, and left it all in a heap in my sewing room.
The changes I made to it included; 1 lowering the bust line, 2 eliminating the short-waisted front of the dress and restoring it to waist level, 3 placing the front center part of the bodice on the fold, eliminating the center seam, 4 lowering the neckline just a little, 5 making the waist larger, and 6 adding some ease across the back and shoulders. Jacqmar have a full-colour image on the right, and a smaller section listing stockists on the left. Clearly I need to up my game! Stripe A Pose Taking a current trend in every possible direction. The combination of the wide split placket, the angled collar, and the split cuffs really appealed to me. Then she uses that binding for all the edges of the coat. If I leave the snap on, I cannot wear the dress with the back V a little dressier look.
The photograph is the bride herself, in her going-away outfit. I think it is enough to complete the look, but not overpower it. This made it quite hard to lay open to photograph, so some of the images include my pattern weights to hold the pages down. So much so, that when announced an upcoming sale of silk fabrics, I sent off for swatches for coordinating silk for the short jacket in view A and lining for the dress. And should I need a dress coat, this one matches the belt! Western style as in American cowgirl and cowboy is not something that regularly occupies my mind — until I see something that is quintessentially Western fashion, and then it grabs my attention. It literally took an entire week to work out the pattern and perfect the muslin, but then the sewing began! I tucked it away in my pattern file where I knew I would come across it occasionally and indulge a long-ago dream.
I put aside our regularly scheduled knitting program and delve deeply into an entirely different technique. Some of the year is shaped by events that I know will be happening — such as weddings and fancy parties. A fantastic coat can also leave a lasting impression when departing such an event. And some of it will be my own self-determined challenges — coats and dresses I want to make — that right now are looking like small Mt. The sewing year will no doubt end next Fall with a return to wool.