Friday, September 17, 2010

Butterick Pattern's 9633 & 8074

I recently picked up a ton of old patterns dating from the 40's-70's.  I was really hoping that I would find some cute patterns that I could make into clothes I could wear to work. So far I've found two that I definitely want to make:

 I love everything about this pattern, but I especially like view C & B.  I think I'll start out by making View C.  I'd really like to make it in shantung but I'm afraid that might be a little too fancy for wearing to work.  This pattern is about 2" too small for me so it'll be my first attempt at resizing.  I'll be honest....I'm terrified.  But I'm hoping that because it's only  2" give or take, it won't be too hard. 

Butterick 9633 looks extremely easy to make and for that reason alone, I like it!

I took it into work today to show my friend and another co-worker asked me to make one for her. I instantly had Selfish Seamstress flashbacks, LOL.  Except unlike Selfish, my sewing skills are barely passable.  I'll actually probably make this skirt within the next week or so. Maybe I'll go pick out fabric on Sunday? I think I want to make this view:


I'll post my progress to the blog! :)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

This is just AWESOME!

That is if you're a Disney fan, like me! :)

Saturday, September 4, 2010

1942 Fashion Scrapbook

I found this scrapbook in a tiny antique shop in Green River, Wyoming.  When I first saw it I thought it would be empty, but when I looked inside I was so excited!  It is full of fashion magazine cut outs from 1942-1943. Being a huge genealogy freak I was thrilled to find that the scrapbook's creator had written her full name and hometown on the inside cover.

She was about 18 years old at the time that the book was made.  I can only imagine that she must have really been into fashion because she made little notes by a lot of the pictures, and also drew additions on to at least one of them.  It's in really good condition considering it's age, only damage being a bit of mildew on the back.