Sunday, 1 September 2013

Fall for Cotton: I am participating!

My next project in the line is a vintage pattern from 1952: the Butterick Retro B4790. I bought this pattern and the fabric already in March when I decided to take up sewing again. But for various reasons, mostly because I discovered Colette patterns, I haven't come around to sew it, yet! To motivate myself, I decided to take part in the Fall for Cotton challenge organized by Rochelle of Lucky Lucille and by Tasha of By Gum, By Golly. The idea is to sew a vintage garment from 100% cotton only. The challenge is open until end of September and I am sewing along with many others. So hopefully, that will keep me going.

by Rochelle of Lucky Lucille and Tasha of By Gum, By Golly! - See more at: http://luckylucille.com/2013/08/fall-for-cotton-a-vintage-sew-along-for-cotton-lovers/#sthash.csbc36Ha.dpuf
 

Butterick B4790 is a wrap dress and its supposed to be easy and fast to sew. As you might know by now, my biggest concern when sewing is to get a good perfect fit. And luckily, I found a really good tutorial by Katrina of edelweiss pattern about how to fit this dress. And she is even using the Palmer/Pletsch approach! I couldn't ask for more! Currently, I am tissue fitting the pattern and hopefully by next week I will have the muslin sewn up!


My chosen fabric is a Liberty lawn (copy print) and a red poplin which are both 100% cotton. I am going to sew version A, which has two contrast fabrics. The red poplin will be visible from the front only and the lawn will hug the rest :) Actually, I think the colors are nice for fall and I hope I will get a lot of wear out of it - maybe with a thin black jumper underneath.

11 comments:

  1. I think your dress will turn out gorgeous! Those prints are awesome. I like view A on the pattern, but have always been drawn to view b. Have fun!

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  2. I have this pattern in my stash, but haven't made it, so I'll look forward to seeing your version. I'm going to have a read of the fitting tutorial, it looks very helpful. Your fabrics are gorgeous, and they look great together. Good luck with it!

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    1. Maybe I can inspire you to get started as well!

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  3. I love the pattern and fabric combo - good luck with this, and motivation! Looking forward to what the end result is :-)

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    1. Thanks, I can't wait to cut into the fabric :)

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  4. Yay for joining in! You have a great pattern there which will look lovely in the fabric. I'm slowly working through my dress for this challenge...

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    1. You motivated me! Thanks for that, otherwise I wouldn't have started before next year :P I am looking forward to see your dress, I just love your pattern!

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  5. Great fabric choice! Can't wait to see it when it's done - can i pleaaase borrow the pattern afterwards? :D

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    1. Sure, no problem :) and I would like to borrow one of your burda magazines to get some ideas for jersey dresses.

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    2. yes, let's do this! I have loads! :)

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