I am almost ready to start my first piece of my sewing challenge! Last week I went to a thrift store with a huge fabric/linens/ bedding section and scored a bunch of usable fabrics! Some are sheets, one is a curtain. And one is actual fabric! I shop for fabric this way to save bunches of money- this amount of fabric could’ve been easily $70 at a fabric store. My total at the thrift store was $12!!!
My forties swing dress (option A) I am going to make from this bright floral cotton sheet. I am rationing using sheet fabric right???
For the thirties look (this is actually a pattern from 1988 that Simplicity did for their anniversary- a very 30’s style and so much more affordable!) yardage permitting I would love to do in this speckled curtain! Not sure if I have enough though…
For my 20’s dress I will be using the 1 hour dress pattern and embellishing with sashes and a handkerchief hem shown here in “Illustrated Home Sewing” Magazine from 1928. I found this lovely satin like flowy yellow floral fabric that I think will work perfectly for what I am envisioning.
I still have a few more patterns that I need to get fabric for, but I have a lot to work with at the moment!!
The patterns I will be working with for the 80s, 70s, and 60s respectively. No fabrics for them yet!
I also need to get patterns and fabrics for the 1900’s and 1910’s. Many ideas are a brewing! I just need to find affordable patterns for each that I also can live with!!
I may start sewing the fifties dress tomorrow. Depends on how my day goes.