My Vintage Summer

Well, hello there! How nice that you found your way here :-)

I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait for the summer!
I’m drowning in retro patterns and fabrics, it’s high time I do something about it :-)

So, here’s the first batch of fabrics, my haul from the last Dutch market in Potsdam:

From left to right:

  • a pink cotton from the “no clue what I was thinking” collection.
  • a really thick black cotton with awesome flowers and a wee dash of stretch. It might become a Butterick 5747.
  • a lightblue cotton with a rather small dark blue / white print. It will probably be a Butterick 6582.
  • a teal(?) cotton with a flower print that reminds me of Hawaii. Thus, it will be a neckholder, probably Simplicity 3823.

For the lightblue B6582 I totally love what Justine did with her version:

The piping is such an awesome idea! Please take a moment to actually go to her blogpost to appreciate all of the other photos of the dress. So stylish :-)
So… I’ll have to meditate about whether I want lightblue, dark blue, or white piping.

As for the Hawaii dress…
I did a muslin. It was a full size too large, even though I measured myself carefully :-/
After sewing four well-fitting dresses straight out of the envelope, this was a low and unexpected blow :-(


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