fall for cotton

Woot for another successful sew along! :D

My project for the Fall for Cotton sew along was this great gray corduroy skirt c. 1940. I made it to go with this great rayon printed blouse. Both are made from DuBarry 5909.

I’m very happy with these two separates. I’m sure they’ll get loads of wear.

For more photos and construction details, check out my blog.

Photos courtesy of Will Thorpe Intelligent Design

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A Vintage Classic

by lauriesue on September 21, 2013 · 5 comments

in 1960s,Vintage Sewing

For this dress I used vintage pattern Simplicity 4432.  From what I could glean on the internet (and correct me if I am wrong) this pattern is from the early 60′s.

I used 100% cotton of course! It was a piece of fabric I fell in love with on a recent trip to Oregon. It was on the clearance table and another 50% off so I paid a total of $9 for the whole piece! As soon as I saw it I KNEW it was going to be this dress and it was going to be for Holly.

The inside is fully lined with a white cotton. It actually started out as a light weight car cover my grandma gave to my mom, and my mom was going to get rid of. It was so soft I said NO! I can use that cotton fabric for lining! And I did!

Super simple dress and oh so sweet! We got compliments at the Classic Car show we attended to take pictures. We wanted to be in a setting that fit the dress!

If you’d like to read more see my blog! www.SewExhausted.com

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