Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Vintage Vogue Dress Pattern Giveaway and New McCalls Dress

vintage Vogue giveaway patterns  Please take a moment to look at these vintage Vogue patterns I'm giving away and add a comment explaining which one you would like.   Even if you don't want to sew the particular dress, there are some great designer details in these patterns.

McCall's 6201
Speaking of dresses, this is my latest version of McCalls 6201.  I lowered the front neckline curve 1 1/2" and like the open neck much more.   What a loud, fun print!  It's leftover cotton lycra which may have come from Walmart, from a project about 6 years ago. It is a very stretchy woven stretchy that I didn't even need to put a zipper in this dress.  I didn't have any stretch lining fabric on hand so it's unlined.  Probably will only last a season or two, but it's a versatile, easy summer look.  I'm starting to understand why so many sewers like summer dresses.   It was the perfect project to make in the last days before we cleaned, packed and said good bye to our FL condo for the summer season.    
Now we're spending several days on the road north, stopping to visit friends and family on the way.  Today we're at my cousin's condo on the SC beach, a wonderful day of clear, sunny skies and delightful breezes.   Pretty fantastic to have family in such a beautiful place.  But I'm already itching to get into my northern sewing space and finish my stitch and flip jacket.  It's all done except for the button, buttonhole and hemming.   12 hours on the road tomorrow and back in Maryland!


  1. Yay! Hope to see you soon. Maybe on a bus bound for NYC?

  2. Hope the rest of your trip goes smoothly and you are back home in no time. You've made a perfect summer dress!

  3. Looking forward to you back in our area....and I love the fits beautifully, too. See you soon. Tina

  4. Your dress looks very much like summer! Very cute!

  5. Lovely dress, I love the print:)

  6. That dress is just the cutest thing and I love how easy it was.
    Welcome back to the land of pleasant living :)


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