Monday, May 6, 2013

New Patterns! - Which One to Sew First?

Hello everyone! I have some new vintage sewing patterns to add to my stash. I'm so excited about these but I can't decide which one to make up first. I need some help. My birthday is at the end of the month and I really want to make something special to celebrate. Which pattern does everyone like best? Suggestions for color, trim, etc. would be great! I will try and take some photos tonight of the fabrics in my stash and post those too.

Cori and I are thinking about having a set of engagement photos done with us in 1940s fashions so I will most likely use which ever dress I make for the photo shoot as well. There is a family friend with a collection of classic cars. We're hoping we can twist his arm into letting us for one for the photos. Fingers crossed!

Advance 4199 - I can see made out of a fun colored print.

Vogue pattern 5403- Yeah, finally a pattern with a side drape! I've been looking for one of these for a while now.

Vogue Special Design pattern 4503- Great waist detail on this pattern. I can see this made in a solid color with some kind of trim or maybe a large rhinestone pin on the bodice.

Hollywood pattern 1413- I have a black fabric with a little red and green floral print that would work great for the dress Hollywood pattern. I really like the detail on the bodice as well as the side drape.


  1. Ooh, those are all really nice patterns! Depends on the fabric you have of course, but I'm really liking the last one with the black fabric.

  2. I was going to say the first one because I love the interesting bodice, but then I saw the last one and that has to be my favourite - it has everything in the one dress!! I'd love to see it in a solid berry colour. Congratulations on your engagement! Great idea for a photo session to commemorate!

  3. Gee, for this year I really like the Hollywood pattern 1413 and Advance 4199. Both seem to suit what's going on now, so they have the glam of yesterday and today, both. Besides, both are lighter and airier.

    Colors, though? What time of year will you wear this?

    Very best,


  4. Tough choice...I quite like the first one though. Sounds like a super fun photo shoot - can't wait to see how it turns out!

  5. I like the last two patterns. I think the 3rd one is dressier than the the last, but I like them both. Good luck.


  6. Thank you ladies! Keep the suggestions coming!

    Nessa - I love the idea of the last dress in a solid berry color. I would have to find some fabric in that color as I don't have any in my stash. I'm trying to be good though and use what I already have. :)

    Natalie - The dress would be worn this spring. My birthday is the end of May and I think we would be doing the photo shoot in June.


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