02 January 2010

100% Vintage

Welcome, lovely readers. If you were a reader of LPC, thanks for coming on over! Like numerous other bloggers, I have New Year's Resolutions, such as: 1. Get fit 2. Eat better 3. Stop procrastinating...and...4. SEW MORE!

In order to do so, I have devised a list of 10 patterns I would like to sew this year. Rather than one-a-month I decided 10 would be more reachable and if I have time, then I can always add more. I can switch out patterns, but I may not add any until I am done with the first 10. And lastly, I will make them wearable. This is important.

Now, I have chosen five of the patterns that I definitely want to sew:

1. DuBarry 2587B (1941) - Just the underpants for now...I'm not ready for bras!
2. Mail Order 2179 (1947) - Definitely in a nautical theme, methinks.
3. McCall's 9705/Simplicity 3899 (?/1952) - I want the cute sweetheart top with the bottoms of the lower look, but elasticized so I don't flash anyone.
4. Simplicity 4768 (1954) - Sweet n' simple and a staple to boot. I've got rose shaped buttons lined up for this one already.
5. Simplicity 8208 (1969) - I badly need skirts that are comfortable (aka don't need a slip), flattering and adorable and I think this fits the bill. The high waist is a total bonus.

This is where you all come in. I need you to each vote for five of the following:
1. Simplicity 7177 (1975-Dress, view 2)
2. Vogue 8813 (1974-View B)
3. Simplicity 1626 (1930s-Collared Shirt, maybe the shorts if I have time!)
4. McCall 8098 (1950-View B)
5. Simplicity 3414 (1950-View 2)
6. McCall 8195 (1950-View B)
7. Simplicity 7542 (1968)
8. Mail Order 8570 (1940s)
9. Mail Order 3035 (1940s)

Bisoux bisoux!


  1. Hi! Nice patterns you chose! I like the number 3!

  2. Here are the five I choose. 1,2, 5, 7 and 9.

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  3. YAY! Love your blog! So happy to see your New Year's Resolution sewing projects...I love stuff from the 30's and 40's hence my choices of: 3 (but I really want to see the shorts...so cute!), 4, 6, 8 and 9. Can't wait to see your projects!

  4. I'm voting for my two faves: 5 and 7. Can't wait to see your stuff on Sew Retro!

  5. I love your new blog name---hurray for new beginnings! I vote for 1, 4, 5, 8 & 9---I really love the simple and care-free attitude of the first dress. Can't wait to see your versions!

  6. Hi there! I'd choose dress 8 and shirt 2.

  7. Only 5 huh? Okay then, I like 1, 4, 5, 6, and 8 the best.

  8. Oh make Mail Order 3035 for definite - my best friend and I both made pinafores from vintage patterns last year and we adore them and wear them all the time!

  9. oh i love 1 2 3 that you are already planning on making! fabulous! I need to sew more too...

  10. I am just in love with the #5 you have already picked.. Simplicity 8208. Where do I find vintage patterns like this? I can't wait to see the finished products!


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