I am a person who likes to dress in clothes from the past. I collect vintage patterns and I plan to sew many outfits some day from these patterns.
I haven't made a new dress in a long time and I decided that I really wanted to dress a little "Mad Men" style for Easter.
As with many women, I love fabric and I will buy it when it goes on sale not knowing what I will make out of it. I just like it and know I will find a pattern to fit the fabric sometime.
Here is the McCall's pattern that I purchased on sale for $2.00 last fall. I love this shift dress for its 1960's style and also for the sleeve variations.
So I started through my fabric collection and decided on this:
The fabric was on sale for $1.50 a yard. Then I was out looking for some new walking/running shoes and found these sandals on clearance for $9.00. They are perfect.
I am going to make the sleeveless dress and will wear either a fuschia or melon cardigan with it. As to cardigans, I am always on the lookout for any cardigan on sale at a good deal. Goodwill has a great selection. You can always team a cardigan up with a dress, t-shirt and jeans and just about anything. So, I have quite the color assortment and it seems they never go out of style.
For the accessories I plan to make a headband out of the dress fabric for a little fun. I think that this will complete the 1960's style I am going for. This is what I like about being able to sew - I can make some trendy outfits for a fraction of the price of anything store bought and these outfits will be better made.
The only problem - I love to sew, but I have trouble finding the time or should I say, making the time to sew.