I found a perfect de-stash project!!! It combines 2 of my favorite things--cotton fabric and vintage patterns.
I've been following Lucille's blog for a couple months now. She makes & wears vintage style clothes. I didn't realize how many people loved vintage patterns until I accidentally ran across them on etsy 2 years ago. It's so nice to know that there are others floating around out there with the same interests. I adore dresses & skirts from the mid-1930s thru the mid-1950s.
Ok, so anyhow, today Lucille announced a sew-a-long using only cotton fabrics and picking an era from 1920s-1970s. It's a fun challenge, but one I'm excited about. I can use up a few yards of cotton fabric and I have a dozen or so vintage patterns I could use.
It didn't take me long to figure out what pattern to use for this challenge. I've had it for a few months, but haven't sewn it yet. It's from Decades of Style on etsy.
I know I've bought at least 2 pieces of fabric to make this dress, so I'll probably just sew 2 dresses when I do it.
I'm off to the Columbia on Saturday for the Quilting & Knitting Expo. I haven't touched yarn (in a store) in almost a year. I need to get my fix! I also need to drop my quilting machine off to have it repaired (the timing is out).