Back in February my vintage pledge was to sew 5 vintage patterns for 2016. There was also a post in January which listed a few specific patterns I wanted to finally make. Knowing my aversion to planning and squirrel like sewing tendencies one might expect the worst. However I've had my efficiency boss, Froggie, take a look at the blog/sewing basket and he has reported back the following...
- I've already sewn and blogged 5 vintage patterns this year.
- Two more vintage patterns have been sewn and are in the "to blog" queue. In addition to that there are another 2 patterns that have had the muslining process finished. These may for may not find their way to finished garment status. I'm waiting for the right fabric to come along and might get distracted by new patterns.
- From my "two sew" pattern list there is only Advance 4227 left to make.
Froggie says he'll give me an A on my sewing report card with the caveat that summer took a long time to get here. Otherwise he'd deduct points for not having Advance 4227 traced. Wow how about that? Maybe being married to a man that plans everything is finally rubbing off on me. However if you find me setting up an Access database then you'll know I've been replaced with a pod person. BEWARE!
Here's a brief recap of the vintage pledge makes.
Pattern #1 - Hollywood 1032
Still one of my favorite makes this year. Thanks to the cold Spring I wore this well into May. The blouse goes with at least 3 of my hats and the skirt goes with everything. In fact I love this pattern so much that I went and bought a similar style, Hollywood 1412. You'll be sewing that one about 2 weeks from now.
Pattern #2 - Simplicity 4958
Pattern #3 - DuBarry 5510
P.S. - Just noticed this week that Evadress.com has recently released this pattern as one of their multi-size offerings. Now you can grab a copy without much trouble. Hooray!
Pattern #4 - Advance 3740
Pattern #5 - McCalls 4265
Since my vintage pledge is already complete froggie tells me that it's time to make another one. You know so we have proper paperwork. So here goes,
I, Heather Beckley, pledge to sew another 5 vintage patterns for a total of 10 for the year.
Here are a couple of contenders in the pattern stash.
1. Weldon's 7383 - A nice little summer blouse that should be quick to make if I don't get distracted by some fancy dress pattern.
2. McCall's 6815 - Oh no a fancy dress pattern! What ever should I do? Drop everything and make it, right? Right.
3. Hollywood 1093 - Or I could sew up the top half of this pattern to get more use out of a RTW dress that shows too much cleavage. If only there were late night sewing elves to double my output.
4. Hollywood 1214 - This might get pushed to 2017, but who could say no is such a great looking coat.
So those are some of the things currently being juggled in my mental sewing queue. We'll have to wait and see how it all shakes out for the rest of the year. Froggie says just go sew the fancy dress and then buy some new patterns to sew. Excellent advice Frog, now I remember why I keep you around.