Haven’t sewn a stitch in a few weeks, but we have been trying to make a dressform. I need one for my daughter so that she doesn’t have to keep stopping by on her way home from work to try on stuff. After Sunday dinner I got her to slip into an old T-shirt of her father’s and I taped her up. Around about the third layer of tape she started muttering “I am sooo going to do this to you…” or something of the revenge sort. But it turned out pretty well and I am about half done stuffing it. Here is a picture of it sitting half stuffed in the stroller waiting for more newspapers to shred to stuff it with. I need a little more tape to finish off the arms and bottom too.
Other than wrestling with miles of tape and shredding paper, I have been to the Peddler’s Faire in Martinez last Saturday. I found some old patterns and a great little pamphlet printed in 1943 on decorating your home that has lovely colored drawn illustrations.
This is Butterick 5814 in Size 10. A classic fitted girl’s dress with collar and pocket.
I had never seen this one before, a wrap-around dress that buttons at the waist and has a circular skirt. It reminds me of the reprinted Butterick Retro wrap dress.
This baby layette looks like it is from the late 30’s or early 40’s. There is no date on the envelope.
I love this one. It has great pockets and extended shoulders. The pattern was complete and I got it for only $3!
Now that I remember, I did do some sewing last week, but since it was only repairing the hem on a dishtowel, it was not too exciting.