Last year, I participated in Marie's Vintage Pledge, deciding to sew up five different vintage patterns. I even had them all picked out! I planned on making two pajama patterns (one for me and one for my man), a blouse, my Weekender Wardrobe pattern (one pattern consisting of a top, jacket, dress, skirt, pants, and shorts), and, of course, my wedding dress.
|my weekend wardrobe--love those ladies!|
I failed miserably, with a final tally of one unfinished pajama top (for me), an ill-fitting blouse, part of my Weekender Wardrobe (I managed the shorts, skirt, and pants before abandoning the project entirely, oops), and some parts of a muslin of a future wedding dress. So, let's say about 1 out of 5 if we lump all the partially-completed projects together?
This year, I pledged something I
In fact, I would have completed my last year's pledge easily at the rate I'm going now, having sewn up the six vintage patterns you see here already (with successful results, even), and with 6 more months still to go!
Here's the tally so far:
McCall's 7704, from 1965: January Sunshine skirt
Simplicity 6220, from 1965: a wedding guest dress
Simplicity 4888, from ca. 1963: a couple of blouses
Simplicity 3480, from ca. 1960s: my nani IRO set top
Simplicity 5299, from ca. 1960s: my nani IRO set shorts
of course, my wedding dress (still forthcoming)!
And on my cutting table? Simplicity 4513, another overblouse/crop top pattern from ca. early 1960s, Simplicity 4218, a slip/lingerie pattern from 1962...
and hopefully Simplicity 5040, a shirtwaist dress pattern from 1963.
How is your Vintage Pledge going, if you are participating (you should!)? Do you tend to stick with one brand/era of patterns, or do you hop all over the place?
ps: all pictures via the Vintage Pattern Wikia--this website is so great, fyi