Vintage Sewing


October 26, 2009
Swooshy silk twill

Fine quilting cotton stripes

Beautiful thick polished stretch cotton twill. My favourite colours, ever.

Fine, dense vintage cotton (36″ wide) begging for chevron cleverness

Sheer silk organza with teal cotton to line

So, I mentioned I like loud prints, right? Well, these are a few from the stash that are jostling to star in my next project. Thought I’d ask you SewRetro superstars what you reckon. What sort of frock do each of these fabrics suggest?

From the top, I’m thinking:

  1. cowl-backed 60s sheath
  2. shirtdress
  3. no idea, I’m still in awe. I love this print.
  4. definitely demands some wily playing around with the stripe
  5. simple, simple frock. But then again, maybe some ruching on the bodice and full skirt.

Your thoughts?

  1. oh I love that yellow, black and cream print too! I nearly bought some in Spotlight today with no idea what for, but then couldn't decide between the yellow or the red version of the same print so walked out without any! Can't wait to see what you come up with

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