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Fall For Cotton Sew-Along

September 1, 2013

As I mentioned in yesterdays post I am taking part in Fall for Cotton, a vintage sew-along hosted by Lucky Lucille and By Gum By Golly. the idea of the challenge is to choose any vintage pattern (1920s-1970s) and sew it using any fabric as long as it 100% cotton. The garment should be completed and uploaded to the Flickr Page by the end of September.

Luckily I have lot’s of vintage cotton in my stash and I’ve chosen some autumnal shades to match the season. I’m thinking browns oranges and greens. I’ve chosen to make a circle skirt as I only have pretty summery ones and I want something that will carry me through the colder months. The pattern I’ve chosen is the Retro Butterick 1960 dress, but I’m just going to use the skirt part and add my own waist band. If I get time before the month is out I’m also going to make this 60’s pencil skirt.

As I can’t choose which fabric to use for the circle skirt I’d like you to vote for the one you think I should use. Just take a look at the five options and vote at the bottom of the page!

I will announce the lucky cotton in a few days and get sewing. I’m also going to hunt out a few trimmings to make the skirt even more special.  I’ll keep you updated on my progress.

  • Reply
    September 1, 2013 at 9:51 am

    Looking forward to seeing what you make! Good luck! 🙂

    • Reply
      September 9, 2013 at 9:14 am

      Thank you! I’m going to start making very soon.

  • Reply
    Jessica Cangiano
    September 3, 2013 at 6:47 am

    This was a toughie for sure, but ultimately I went with the second fabric because I have such a fondness for anything acorn themed or involving acorns and you really don’t see them often on fabrics (let along mixed in with flowers), so that one gets my vote.

    Happy sewing, honey!

    ♥ Jessica

    • Reply
      September 9, 2013 at 9:14 am

      The second fabric was my favourite too, all will probably be used to make a dress.

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