This fun sew along is where bloggers and vintage lovers alike all dedicate the month of April to sewing a 1940’s style pattern.
I was far too busy with work last year to participate, but this year I’m making it a point to set aside time to be apart of this sew along.
However before I can start on this project I need to figure out what pattern I want to tackle.
So, with that said the other day I raided my vintage pattern stash and pulled out all the 1940 patterns I have.
Lucky for me I’ve actually collected quite a few of these and while I love each of then I narrowed the list down to three.
The first is a fun beach-time playsuit. I was so excited when I came across this pattern.
I even have some prefect cotton fabric with a beach pattern on it that would be prefect for this outfit.
The only draw back is that it’s really three separate pieces, shirt, shorts, and skirt. I don’t know if I have the time to tackle suck a project. Also I’m a little self-conscious of what I’d look like in this outfit, might have to shed a few more pounds, before I’m brave enough to wear this.
The next pattern is one of my most expensive pattern purchases at $10. I usually don’t pay more than a few dollars for them.
I bought it specifically for the jumper pattern. I had wanted to make this for winter and never got around to it. However, I do need more vintage style skirts and this would be a good fit for my wardrobe.
I’m still toying with the idea of using this pattern, but I think working on a skirt would be too easy, and I want a bit of a challenge.
This leads me to pattern number three, a 1940’s typical day dress, which I have been longing to add to my wardrobe.
Though I love them both I’m leaning to version two. I love the collar and those pockets with belt tabs give it such a unique look.
I’m thinking of using a light pink fabric that has a print of tiny magenta flowers on the fabric (see above) and maybe adding a contrasting magenta fabric for the collar fold even for the pockets.
I haven’t really decided yet, but love to hear your opinions on my ideas.
For more info on Sew for Victory check out Lucky Lucille’s website.