Help! I need a shove in the right direction!

by ChronicallyUncool

in Vintage Sewing

I’ve finally recovered from the Vogue 8956 ordeal. Now I’m trying to sew from the stash and make items for which I already have the right accessories (mostly that means shoes). I’d like your suggestions. My first question is: Raincoat or dress? Is it weird to sew a raincoat at the beginning of summer? I have the fabric and the cutest! retro! rainproof! shoes! I’m very tempted. But if you say dress, I’d like to know which of my two fabrics and six suitable patterns is the ideal combination. My stash is glorious but must be tamed! (Also ix-nay on the ending-spay until I can make some room in the closet.)

Here are a few pattern pictures to get you thinking…

Come on over to Chronically Uncool to see the shoes, the fabrics, and the rest of the patterns. Most importantly, give me your two cents!

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sewthriftycollection May 28, 2010 at 5:06 pm

pattern 3256!! I want one too! I think you should add pockets, the middle waist area should be a solid nuetral the top and skirt flowers or stripes( vertical on skirt . diagonal on bodice front, horizontal on bodice back)!! Just a thought! *winter

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lsaspacey May 29, 2010 at 12:33 am

I agree with sewthrifty… on the pattern, 3256 is so incredible, but I'd do it with floral bodice and skirt, with the bodice in the brown solid.

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Veronica Darling... May 29, 2010 at 1:24 am

A beautiful elder of the seamstress world told me recently that she would sew her winter gear in summer, and vice versa… I think I might take that up too… as it's no good starting a winter coat when you want to wear it that week, those things take ages!

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