Thursday, June 24, 2010

Making Space ... Picking Patterns ... Closer to Sewing

I haven't gotten as far as I would like to on my plan to make space but I am definitely closer to my first sewing project. Though I am not finished creating a space to sew in, I did organize my patterns - a little stunned by how many I have - and fabrics and I've begun to organize my notions. AND, I have chosen my first pattern.

Simplicity 7395 - I'm going to sew the top in a bright yellow cotton stretch terry cloth I bought in high school. The pattern is from 1976. I really like the neckline but may modify the sleeves a bit. I would like to make at least one more top before making the wrap skirt.

Though I'm not ready to SWAP, I did choose two more patterns but I can not decide which to make for my second project. McCall's 6379 is a pullover blouse pattern from 1978. I like views B and D.

The other pattern I am considering is a poet's blouse by Sew & Sew 3125 from 1993.

I'd love your opinion on which one you think should be my second project. Suggestions for fabrics would be welcome as well since I will be going on my first fabric shopping trip in years for my second project.

These are baby steps but I'm feeling good. My goal is to start sewing right after the July 4th holiday. So, it's back to work on my "Making Space" for sewing plan.

Happy Sewing!


  1. I like your vintage patterns. What will you change about the sleeves on no.1? They look cuffed which is cute? Yellow is my fave colour, I want to make some things in sunny yellow jersey :-) Can't say I like 3125 much but 6379 is so soft and romantic, again really liking the tie-sleeves on view C/D. Look forward to seeing the finished tops, happy sewing!

  2. Thanks, Molly. I like the sleeves as well but I think I'll need to make them a bit fuller. It just think it make suit me better.

    It is funny. I don't think I have one thing in my wardrobe that is yellow but when I saw this fabric I really wanted to make something right away.

    I'm glad you stopped by. I'd love to see your work.

  3. View D is utterly lovely. I had blouses like that when I was a wee girl, and I adored them.

  4. Wow, I LOVE the "See & Sew 3125" pattern! I wish I had that one! I voted!