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Some Plans for Spring

I’m still working on the Sew For Victory wrap up parade post. It should be done before the weekend is over, but I grossly underestimated how many photos were in the Flickr pool! Um, almost five hundred. So, needless to say, it’s taking me a bit to sort through the photos and save/resize everyone’s final projects in order to put them in a slideshow type video. I think it will be pretty neat when it’s all finished though! All of the giveaway prizes have been claimed and will be mailed out this weekend. Thanks to all who watched my dorky video šŸ˜‰


I recently remade a WWII propaganda print with Spoonflower and I love the way the print looks, but I’m not 100% satisfied with the colors. I used their color guide and everything but the blue looks really purple now that I see more than just a little thumbnail of it. I’ll have to do some tweaking before I put it up for sale.


I got my pattern and my fabric in the mail for Julia’s Mad Men sewing challenge so I’m all set to make my Peggy dress! I’m working on tracing all the pattern pieces and fitting a muslin this weekend.


I just bought Fashion Draping: Dressmaking Basics on Craftsy so I can learn how to make my own dress designs with my own patterns. There are a bunch of dresses in some of my 1940’s McCalls magazines that I’m dying to recreate!




I also want to turn this 1940’s hospital gown pattern into a wearable blouse. I’m working on tracing out the patternĀ piecesĀ and reworking the design this week.


With Me-Made-May coming up, I realized I need to sew more separates in basic colors that I can mix and match with more things. I’m definitely going to have to make some Sewaholic Renfrew tops, and maybe try a Cambie skirt? I also took The Seamless Pledge back in February but never officially announced it on my blog because I wasn’t sure how easy it would be to stick with. But honestly with sewing and buying second hand, I really haven’t found a need or even an urge to buy “big box” mall store clothes. Not even when I was in the mall with a friend! I’m going to keep going with the pledge for a total of 6 months and then reassess my wardrobe and buying habits from there.


My aunt sent me these amazing “Woman’s Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences” manuals from the 1920’s. Who needs to go to F.I.T. when you have resources like this?! šŸ˜‰ I hope they’ll come in handy for Erin’s Great Gatsby sewing challenge


I’m also looking forward to being able to take longer walks with this little face! Poor Lucille isn’t a fan of the snow or cold so we’ve been going on walks forĀ necessityĀ and not forĀ leisure. We’re both getting sick of the snow that’s STILL in the mountains and can’t wait for warm weather, sunshine, and all the lovely things that come with it. I don’t feel like I can dress like “me” during the harsh winter months, it’s just not practical, so all of my Spring dresses and cute shoes are taunting me in my closet. Come on, Spring! We’re really looking forward to taking a trip back to NY this month (where there’s no snow currently) to visit family. …and my cats. I miss my cats!

What are your plans for the coming months?