Saturday, January 14, 2012

Hello World!

Well, here it is, my very first blog post!

This blog will be devoted to my adventures with sewing vintage patterns.  I have always loved vintage fashion, especially 1930's - 1960's dresses, though I have only managed to sew one of my patterns so far.

1956 dress from American Weekly, pattern acquired at estate sale in '09
I am hoping to make quite a few more dresses this year from my vintage stash! 

In addition to my personal projects I am participating in the Vintage Pattern Lending Library's 1912 Project.  To commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the Titanic the VPLL is transcribing patterns from the 1912 issues of La Mode Illustree, a French fashion journal.  I, and at this time about 350 other sewing enthusiasts, have signed up to test sew these patterns!

Throughout the year I will be blogging my progress and experiences with these patterns.  I can't wait to get started!