Fall for Cotton – Sew-Along

Puh, you know, I wanted to concentrate on my final exams taking place next week, I wanted to finish my 40ies coat to finally wear it this autumn, I wanted to prepare our household to move soon, I wanted to finish my Chiné-dress, I wanted to write a little more about different periods than mid-20th-century again….yes, I wanted, but did’t.

Why? Because one of my favourite bloggers is hosting a Sew-Along. Tasha and Rochelle have just opened a Cotton-Vintage-Sew-Along. You can pick whatever fabric you like, as long as it is 100% cotton and sew a garment, as long as it is related to 1920ies to 70ies fashion. All participants share their progress in a Flickr-Group and show they finished projects in the end.

It was purely coincidental that I had already cut out a Reprint of a 1950ies Simplicity Pattern, consisting of a dress and a bolero. Unfortunately I don’t have the pattern envelope, but I found another blogger who made this dress and photographed it.

First I wanted to go for a green cotton fabric with white polka dots and plain white cotton for the accents. But I had to learn that I had not enough fabric, so I searched my storage and ended up with this two candidates:
A very heavy purple cotton and a vintage duvet cover, printed in purple and brown. The dress and the bands on the Jacket will be made from the patterned fabric, the bolero, the belt and the straps of the dress will be made from the purple fabric. I just hope it will work, the purple one is very stiff, I hope not too stiff to turn it into the bolero.

As often, I won’t make a work in progress out of it. I will upload some photos into the Flickr-group if you want to keep up with my progress. But of course, I will show the finished garment here as well.

Anybody who likes to join, too?

See you soon, love,


One thought on “Fall for Cotton – Sew-Along

  1. Oh, leider bewege ich mich im Moment nähtechnisch in der Moderne oder etwa 100 Jahre eher, sonst würde ich gerne mitmachen! Aber ich schaue deinem Projekt gespannt zu, du hast dir einen hübschen Schnitt ausgesucht…

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