Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Sewing Projects for the New Year

Now that the Crepe dress is finished, I've been pondering what to sew next. Here are some of the patterns I've been wanting to do.

1. Wearing History Smooth Sailing Pattern

I've been dying to make this Wearing History pattern. I'm a bit nervous about the pants, but after seeing Casey's Elegant Musings make this pair a while back, I went ahead a bought the pattern. I'm definitly going to have to make a muslin for this one. My waist and hips are in way different sizes. :/

The cover picture makes the shirt look kind of boring but Lauren of Wearing History made these two shirts. They are super cute and I saved the pictures for inspiration. The second one is still available in her shop!

I particularly like the use of contrast, rick rack and fun buttons in the second one. I'd buy it if I didn't really want to make my own!

2. Vintage McCall Dress

I just got myself my first two vintage patterns, this one and the one below. I love the stripped one! There's no fabric suggestions, but I was thinking something medium weight. Suggestions on fabrics would be greatly appreciated!

3. Vintage McCall Faux button dress

Vintage pattern #2! I loved the buttons on here, but after looking at the pattern, I found they are just for show! It actually shuts with snaps! And since I've never made anything with buttons, that makes this pattern much more friendly for me. I think this would make a darling winter dress in navy with Casey's covered buttons, perhaps with contrasting fabric or white fabric with a navy print. Again, fabric suggestions would be appreciated as none are given.

4. McCalls Shirtwaist Dress

A simple shirtwaist dress that would look great with a novelty print!

Any thoughts on which I should tackle first?


  1. great choices! I say tackle the faux button dress and then go for the warmer weather ones?

  2. I love the shirts, especially with the rick rack. I love using rick rack to dress things up.