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Friday, September 6, 2013

My "Fall for Cotton" Plan/Inspiration




Have you all heard of the Fall for Cotton Sewalong? When I saw the announcement on Lucky Lucille I knew I had to try and join in on the fun. I mean, vintage and cotton? I'm in! Anyway,  I think probably 90% of the fabric I sew is already cotton (or at least partly cotton) so it wouldn't be too much of a stretch to find something to make. Now that I'm finally done with the Super Online Sewing Match, I can get down to business!


I decided to make this dress, Vintage Vogue 8789. I bought this gorgeous striped Kaffe Fassett fabric at a (semi) local fabric shop, Roxanne's in Carpinteria, CA. (You can find the fabric online here if you're interested).

Once again, I was inspired by a gorgeous vintage dress from Dear Golden Vintage! I fell in love with this stripey dress the moment I saw it. Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately), it wasn't my size, or I would have been extremely tempted to buy it (it's now long gone)! But this way, I get to make my own version.

I love the way the dress plays with the directionality of the stripes by creating chevrons on the bodice and the pockets. I'm definitely going to try to make my own chevron striped pockets on my version.

I'm hoping I can get a good start on my dress this weekend. We have until September 30th so I'd better get on it!

Is anyone else doing Fall for Cotton?


11 comments:

  1. That's going to be beautiful! I'm excited to see it!

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  2. I love the chevron effect too! Are you going to do different colored buttons too? I like the look of them!

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  3. Oooh, this is going to be lovely!

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  4. Oh this looks so fun :) I have so many vintage patterns that I have been wanting to make.

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  5. That is a masterful use of stripes in the inspiration photo! I can't stop looking it - I want to make it! However I've not worked with stripes. I think I've got a new goal to work on :) Can't wait to see how your dress comes out as I love all the dresses you've already finished!

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  6. I love the stripes! I can't wait to see the finished dress!

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  7. A fab pattern choice! I can't wait to see how it turns out :)

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  8. Those chevron pockets are genius! Can't wait to see how you do them in your version!

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  9. Oh my gosh this is going to be BEAUTIFUL!!! I can't wait to see it finished :)

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  10. Cute Melissa - Love the stripe vintage dress!!!
    I hope I will have time to join in!

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  11. That's going to be really beautiful. I love how you don't shy away from the hard fabric patterns when sewing your creations. I'm not sure I would have the patience to do all that matching. Can't wait to see it!

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