Monday, 13 April 2015

Spring for Cotton Sneak Peek

Spring for Cotton is well under way and I have been working hard on my project, so I thought a cheeky little peek was in order before it was finished and photographed properly.
I used a 1950s pattern that needed grading, altering and toiling in order to achieve a finished garment. It was a lot of work in comparison to using a modern pattern that comes with a variety of sizes available.
I have been sewing from vintage patterns since I started to sew years ago, but there are very few resources on the web to help, so this month in honour of Spring for Cotton I will provide a few hints and tips to help beginners, using this dress as an example.
I've not finished but don't have far to go now, so watch this space later in the month to see the finished look.


  1. That is really and truly such a tremendously beautiful fabric. I can't remember the last time I was struck so hard and powerfully by the beauty of a floral print (and I say that as a perpetual floral fan and wearer). It's truly gorgeous, as is the dress you're making from it, sweet gal. Happy sewing!

    ♥ Jessica

  2. Oh my goodness, I am in love with that print!! Everything looks so awesome, I can't wait to see your finished product!

    Carla, Tiny Angry Crafts

  3. Love, love ,love the blues! In fact my project is a very similar print to yours, only its denim. Can't wait to see your finished dress.

  4. this looks really lovely! Can't wait to see it worn!