Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Next on the list.

Yesterday I took a little time to cut out the fabric for the 1940s blouse.  I made the pattern pieces over a week ago, but I'd been putting off cutting it because my fabric is a very slippery silk.  I finally decided to give it a go with the rotary cutter rather than scissors, and I think this may be the way to go for me with slippery fabrics.  I felt like a had slightly more control.

Once cut, I very carefully folded each piece and put them on my mantel, where they're going to stay until I have time to start sewing (which won't be today).  This is not a high-traffic area in my house, so I think they're safe there!

The black fabric has very widely and randomly spaced cream spots.  It will be interesting to see how this print translates in this pattern.  I'm looking forward to sewing this one because the sleeves have an interesting treatment at the shoulder: darted, rather than gathered.

Fingers crossed!


  1. I have that pattern too! Looking forward to seeing what you do with it. I love the 40's styles.

  2. The pants seem to be the thing everyone is nuts about in this pattern. I only found one blouse online. Have you made anything from the pattern yet?

  3. Yay! I'm so excited - I've been wanting to see you make this up. I'm really intrigued by the sleeve head dart.

  4. You got started - good for you! I'm looking forward to reading about the process and to seeing the finished product.

  5. I was really hoping to do some sewing today, but I've finally succumbed to the cold Hubby has had for the last week, and I just don't have the energy. But I did make all the markings. Hoping to be back on my feet tomorrow!


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