When Gertie listed this mint green bow print fabric in her shop, I wasted no time snapping a few yards up! I immediately started picturing what project would be best suited for it—perhaps a forties blouse and skirt combo or a shirtwaist dress? I eventually settled on a sweet early 1940s Hollywood Pattern design, and Carla of Jitterbug Dress is whipping up this little number for me. I can't wait to see the finished frock!
Carla is a stellar seamstress who has altered and repaired quite a bit of my vintage wardrobe over the years, and sewn some lovely reproduction outfits for me as well. Here is one of the custom creations she made for me, from a late 1930s pattern:
She is about to open up her new online shop, and I wanted to give her a plug. She's specializing in the styles of the 1940s-70s, and has a selection of patterns from each era listed on her site. To order, you select a pattern (or send her your own pattern) and send her the fabric of your choosing, along with your measurements. I think this is a nifty concept, and Carla will be adding many more patterns to her shop as time goes on.
That's a lovely print. Can't wait to see the finished frock. That dress in the photo is beautiful. I'll be sure to check out the shops you mention.ReplyDelete
Very pretty fabric. I wish I had more confidence in my sewing to reproduce the wonderful designs of the past..I'm starting small, as in doll clothes, for now. :)ReplyDelete
I saw this fabric too. I can't wait to see what you come up with. Such lovely fabric! I just love bows on fabric. The dress you are wearing is just marvelous. I hope I can get to the point where vintage patterns don't frighten me:)ReplyDelete
Love the Fabric! I can't wait to see how it turns out.ReplyDelete
Splendidly pretty fabric! Cute, lively bows + mint green = love in my books.ReplyDelete